Castelló de la Plana, Spain, 30.06.2023 – After 42 months, the European Commission funded initiative ETHNA System successfully concludes. The project leaves behind a wealth of resources that will provide […]
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, developed and applied 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 implemented and validated 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 was 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.