Global Responsible Research and Innovation convergence opportunities and limitations and strategies

on October 1, 2020

As part of its activities, RRING is preparing a Comparative Analysis of State of the Art (SOA): ‘Global Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) convergence opportunities and limitations and strategies’, that will be completed by the end of December.

A comparative analysis will identify key Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) players, leaders and networks globally, which are relevant to gender, diversity and inclusion. It will also include policy drivers and focus areas, terminology, and both the short- and medium-term horizon. This comparative analysis includes: 

  • Comparative analysis (high level) across the geographies, for all Research Performing Organisations – RPOs (academic and industry) and Research funding Organisations -RFOs 
  • In-depth Comparative analysis across the 4 Key Domains. 
  • Comparison of “linked up global” extent, the role of nation-states and international organizations in this global world. 
  • Global RRI mutual learning and cooperation opportunities and limitations 
  • Identification of best practice under the differing context 
  • Identification of key RRI players, leaders and networks and platforms in RRI globally 

Comparative analysis across the 5 UNESCO regions will be included and the 4 key domain areas of ICT, Bio-economy, Waste management and Energy.  This will cover good practice influenced by RRI/AIRR framework. In order to analyse the RRI element with respect to key RRI players, leaders and networks globally, RRING will also focus on: 

  • Identifying how the outcomes of research and innovation align with the values and expectations of society 
  • Examining the extent to which all the groups involved in, and affected by research and innovation work together e.g. How teams and decision-making bodies have balanced gender representations; the extent to which gender equality, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality are considered as part of the R&I process and content to provide results that are useful for all citizens. 
  • Determining how voices across a diversity of communities are involved in research, from its conception to its commercialisation.