Thursday 23

The Italian government includes RRI in its National Research Programme

Posted by Fondazione Cariplo on 23 Jun 2016

Last May the Italian government launched its National Research Programme (PNR), the instrument for defining Italian policies on research and innovation. It aims to translate citizens' needs into programmes and calls to steer research and innovation for the next three years. Echoing the European approach, Italy has identified six key pillars around which research and innovation should be developed: Human capital, Private and public cooperation, Internationalization, Actions for the South, Programmes for the infrastructures and Efficacy in the funding management. How is this related to RRI? Well, Responsible Research and Innovation has been included in two chapters of the document.

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Thursday 23

The Italian government includes RRI in its National Research Programme

Posted by Fondazione Cariplo on 23 Jun 2016

Last May the Italian government launched its National Research Programme (PNR), the instrument for defining Italian policies on research and innovation. It aims to translate citizens' needs into programmes and calls to steer research and innovation for the next three years. Echoing the European approach, Italy has identified six key pillars around which research and innovation should be developed: Human capital, Private and public cooperation, Internationalization, Actions for the South, Programmes for the infrastructures and Efficacy in the funding management. How is this related to RRI? Well, Responsible Research and Innovation has been included in two chapters of the document.

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Friday 17

When a Science Center incorporates RRI processes into its DNA

Posted by Science Animation on 17 Jun 2016

As part of our commitment to supply the RRI Toolkit with new tools, a group of RRI practitioners and enthusiasts from science engagement organisations decided to gather a selection of good practices. Is there a better way to share what is known but from the first-hand experts?

ExperimentariumMuseAHHAAScience AnimationCiência Viva and Ecsite introduce you to an exciting field: by reading these stories, you will get a clear sense of how RRI can enrich your work, your performance and sense of belonging to a community.

As a starter, enjoy this interview with Bruno Dosseur, director of the Dome, in Normandy, France. Expand your views on how a science centre can reshape its mission by being open, transparent and inclusive. It will really open your eyes. Promised.

(The guide will be launched at the end of summer and of course it will be showcased here!)

When a Science Center becomes a Co-working space the difference between partners and publics tends to disappear.

When a Science Center becomes a Co-working space the difference between partners and publics tends to disappear.

Credit: © Relais d’Sciences/G.Dupuy (2015)

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Monday 13

To be or not be... responsible - that is the question

Posted by Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 13 Jun 2016

That was the question we posed at a public debate organized by the Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Sofia Science Festival 2016 which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. From 12th to 15th May the capital of Bulgaria was transformed into a capital of the science world. Different stands at Zaimov park revealed the wonders of the world we all live in. Laws of physics made forks and spoons defy gravity, ancient skeleton mystery was revealed, space adventures were shown at a closer look, many of us stepped into Antarctic explorers’ shoes while others got to know the virus from inside, and we all had the chance to print in 3D our favourite cartoon character. And while some people could “touch” science outside in the park, many others attended the lectures inside the Sofia theatre, where scientists discussed hot topics on stage, little known facts were placed under the spotlight and citizens could learn the truth from its very source - the researchers and scientists. Discussions on gravitational waves, extraterrestrial life and gene editing naturally lead to the question of responsibility and ethics in research.

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Tuesday 07

"La Caixa" Foundation and IrsiCaixa offer training on Responsible Research and Innovation to over 100 professionals from the scientific community

Posted by IrsiCaixa on 07 Jun 2016

The Spanish Hub of the RRI Tools European project, led by Obra Social "la Caixa" and IrsiCaixa, organized three training seminars on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in May 2016, in which more than 100 people from all over the country participated. These meetings are part of the training programme that the consortium organizes throughout Europe with the aim of promoting RRI between the research communitybusiness and industrypolicy makerscivil society organizations and the educational community. The events took place at the CosmoCaixa Barcelona on 4th, the CaixaForum in Madrid on 24th and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid on 30th May.

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Wednesday 01

Multi stakeholder involvement in setting the medical research agenda

Posted by King Baudouin Foundation on 01 Jun 2016

Research agendas for health and biomedical research are usually determined by the priorities of researchers, academia and sponsors. But do these agendas really match the demands in society and the needs of the users of the research results? These users - patients, taxpaying citizens, but also caregivers, health professionals, governmental reimbursement agencies, private insurers - are seldom involved in setting research agendas. Thus, the specific knowledge and expertise of these groups is undervalued and underused.

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