Linking up the global world to promote mutual learning and collaboration in Responsible Research and Innovation

RRING Project is initially a research project which is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 Programme. It has a series of research objectives including:

→Understanding of the global State of the Art in responsibility in research
→Understanding how responsibility may contribute to the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
→Understanding and advocating responsibility in research and innovation as not only a moral value, but also as a competitive advantage for excellence in research and innovation

The RRING project included a global survey on RRI and results obtained in the project and lessons learned shaped the emerging RRING community. The project acknowledges that each region of the world is advancing its own agenda on RRI. Therefore, RRING will not be producing a Global RRI framework or strategy that is meant to be enforced in a top-down manner.

Rather, increased coherence and convergence in RRI will be achieved via a bottom-up approach, learning from best practices in RRI globally and from linkages, via the new RRING community, to develop the RRI linked-up world.

Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally – RRING is a truly global project divided into 5 geographic zones, covering the globe. It started in May 2018 with the aim to establish a sustainable RRING community by the end of April 2021.


RRING will have the following 5 objectives covered in workpackages WP 3-7.

Comparative Analysis of SOA

Comparative analysis of SoA with the goals: Global RRI convergence opportunities and limitations and strategies.

Qualitative and quantitative RRI analysis

Development of RRI as an advantage competitively and otherwise: Qualitative and quantative analysis of RRI impacts for the key stakeholders by geography.

Global RRI Community

Establishment of a perpetual global RRI network: This will consist of recognised leaders and experts in RRI who will act as RRI Elders.

State of the Art Review

State of the Art (SOA) review by key RI geographic groupings and territories of RRI: The key geographies are the EU including associated countries and Russia, North America, South America, China, India, Africa and SE Asia including Japan and Korea.

Global RRI adoption and convergence strategy

Create a Framework and strategy to ensure maximum impact of global RRI adoption and convergence.

What We Do

We share and spread ideas for making science and science-related careers even better and even more respected in our world.

RRING Network model, implementation plan, and risk assessment plan -

Documents/Reports -

RRING Knowledge database of RRI -

Training materials for stakeholders to use RRING deliverables and join RRING network -

Project Governance Structure

The coordinator of the RRING project is hosted in MaREI Centre, University College Cork. The project is implemented with help of partners and in collaboration with international research organisations and the Advisory Board & Gender Committee.

Project Partners

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.