GRANTS FOR DEVELOPING GOVERNANCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
GARRI.5.2014 Ethics in Research: Promoting Integrity
Specific challenge: Research misconduct mainly became a focus of attention in the 1980's with a few publicised cases in the US. This progressively led to adoption of guidelines and codes of conduct by the scientific community as well as to the set-up...
Science is a crucial element in the dynamic of societies. In our interconnected and globalised world, the impact of new scientific knowledge grows steadily. How to ensure that outcomes resulting from R&I will correspond to the needs of the various societal actors and be suitable for society in the long run? In order to do this, all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) must work together during the whole R&I process to align the R&I outcomes to the values, needs and expectations of European society is termed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
In order to increase the relevance of research and innovation policies for society, policy makers and decision makers in funding bodies are invited to constantly adapt the governance framework so as to induce society-friendly, research and innovation.
In order to reach this objective, the activities of this call will aim at:
- Fostering Responsible Research and Innovation uptake in current research and innovations systems (including in industrial context);
- Underpinning activities related to Text and Data Mining (TDM), innovative approach to release and disseminate research results and measure their impact;
- Promoting ethics in research, including research integrity, reducing the risk of ethics dumping of non-ethical practices to non EU countries.
- Supporting the Science with and for Society National Contact Point (NCP) in Horizon 2020; and National Contact Point for quality standards and horizontal issues.
These activities are targeted to researchers and innovators, policy and decision makers at national, regional and local levels, higher education establishments, but also citizens (and their associations or groupings), science museums, media, artists, creative industries, etc.
The expected outcome of European Commission actions is to improve the uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation in governance frameworks, addressing the risks and benefits and the respect of fundamental European values.