The role of responsible research and innovation (RRI) as conceived by the EU is instrumental in designing and promoting sustainable research and innovation practices. The project “Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres”, ETHNA System in short, intends to develop and apply an ethics governance system for the use of RRI in higher education, funding and research centres (HEFRCs). The system is composed of an ETHNA office and four tools and work methodologies for RRI: ethical code, ethics committee, ethical hotline and process indicators to report.
The ETHNA System will implement and validate an ethics governance system by integrating an ETHNA office into the management of six organisations from the consortium from Spain, Norway, Estonia, Bulgaria, Austria and Portugal. The purpose is to develop a governance structure that is sustainable over time and can be transferred to other centres, favouring a more responsible research and innovation based on engagement with citizens and society.
New video out! Dos and Don’ts for implementing the ETHNA System
After a lengthy implementation period in which the ETHNA System was piloted across different contexts in Europe, our project partners share helpful advice for future implementors. Implementing organisations opened up […]