Universitat Jaume I
Main contact: Elsa González-Esteban
The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI), founded in 1991, is the public university serving the north of the Valencian Community (Spain). After 25 years of history, the UJI is now among the Top 500 universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 (ARWU). UJI seeks to promote social, economic and cultural development through the creation of knowledge, in this regard UJI has obtained a rating of excellence in teaching and research in the international U-Multirank ranking and the 500+ Gold Seal of European Excellence by the Excellence in Management Club.
The Applied Ethics and Democracy Research Group has developed from 1991 a research line based in the discourse ethics perspective in a theoretical and practical way by the definition of applied ethics models to different kind of activities: business, ONG’s, universities, research centres, hospitals, governance and working on gender, corporate social responsibility, open access and communication aspects.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Main contact: Lars Ursin
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU) is Norway’s largest university and Norway’s primary institution for educating the nation’s future engineers and scientists. NTNU currently participates in 105 EU H2020 projects. The interdisciplinary Research Group on the Ethos of Technology (RESET) is one of four leading research groups at the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU. The research group was formally founded in 2013 building on collaborations among senior RESET members that started in the late 90s and early 2000s through projects combining humanities and scientific expertise to study emerging genetic engineering and genetic sequencing technologies. RESET continues to develop thinking, engagements and collaborations within bioethics and science and technology studies with a focus on biotechnology and health science. A strong feature of RESET is its interest in constructive collaborations among social scientists, humanists, philosophers and scientists with the aim of understanding of how to do good science and put it to use.
In the current project, RESET researchers will use their experience as members of the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committee structure at both regional and national levels. Based on our expertise, NTNU/RESET will be leading a work package related to the Protocol of Action – Demonstration & Validation phases.
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT, from its Spanish initials) is a public foundation under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. FECYT was founded in 2001 with the aim of promoting scientific research of excellence as well as the development and technological innovation necessary to increase the competitiveness of Spanish industry and improve the quality of life of citizens, encouraging collaboration between agents involved in R & D and the dissemination and communication of research and innovation results.
Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI)
Main contact: Pamela Bartar
The Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI GmbH) — a scientific institute based in Vienna, Austria — follows its mission “all innovations are socially relevant” since 1988: ZSI implements research and application projects on the social embedding and impact innovations to meet global challenges and furthermore, the Institut deploys education, advisory services and the co-ordination of (international) networks. ZSI is engaged in the development of theories, methodologies, instruments and measures as well as in the dissemination of a systemically conceptualised broad innovation approach, contributing also to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The institut has gained comprehensive expertise throughout the entire spectrum of RRI and related fields including science communication, citizen science, gender issues and ethical questions in science and higher education.
Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund)
Main contact: Marko Hajdinjak
Established in 1991, ARC Fund is a leading Bulgarian non-governmental research institute, working to support the knowledge-based economy and research, development and innovation policy. ARC Fund conducts applied policy research and analysis, education and training, and various forms of liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies (expert commentary, policy advice, and contribution to public debate, civil society capacity building and network development). ARC Fund has successfully managed and partnered in more than 100 projects supported under FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and CIP, Horizon 2020 and COSME, INTERREG IVC, South-East Europe, Interreg Danube and Interreg-Europe programmes, including two RRI-focused projects (RRI-Practice and TeRRItoria).
ARC Fund employs a total staff of 26 and has three thematic programmes: (i) Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Programme (STIPP); (ii) Safer Internet Centre; and (iii) Innovation and Business Support Programme.
ARC Fund will bring to the ETHNA System its experience in research and innovation project management and implementation, and good knowledge of RRI keys and AIRR dimensions. ARC Fund will lead the implementation of WP6 “Evaluation and Implementation Process”, and its team will be actively involved in the implementation of all other work packages.
Danish Board of Technology Foundation
Main contact: Sigrid Vedel Neuhaus
The DBT is an independent non-profit corporative foundation committed to deliberative democracy in the form of participatory technology assessment and foresight, knowledge- based public decision-making, parliamentary dialogues on
science, technology and innovation and collaborative governance. The DBT works with a local, regional, national, as well as international perspective. The core expertise of the DBT organisation is in interactive methodologies including transdisciplinary research, stakeholder involvement, citizen participation, political deliberation and advice, and public communication. Especially in the domain of stakeholder and citizen consultation, connected to policy analysis, the DBT aims at being at the forefront of praxis. The DBT currently employs 27 people of which 15 are in full- time research and project management positions.
European Network of Research Ethics Committees – EUREC
Main contact: Lisa Häberlein
EUREC Office gUG, is the Office of the European Network of Research Ethics Committees. EUREC Office gUG is a European non-profit organisation. The purpose of EUREC is to promote co-operation between national Networks of Research Ethics Committees (RECs) in Europe and to act on a platform of exchange concerning activities in research ethics. The network interlinks European RECs with other bodies relevant in the field of research involving human participants like National Ethics Councils and the European Commission’s ethical review system. The network forms the infrastructural basis to promote awareness of specific working practices of RECs across Europe, to enhance the shared knowledge base of European RECs, to support coherent reviews and opinions and to meet new challenges and emerging ethical issues. In this project EUREC Office represents the European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity (ENERI).
EUREC has expertise in various types of ethical reviews, analysing comparative views on ethical approving mechanisms, collecting Guidelines and Training Materials in Research Ethics, network building across Europe and more.
Main contact: Uta Mommert
BIOCOM AG is a leading specialised communication company, which since 1986 has focused on life sciences. A highly specialised team of scientists, journalists as well as communication and IT experts analyses the development of the
biotechnology sectors in Europe. BIOCOM has extensive knowledge and decades of experience, from basic research to the market. Based on this, BIOCOM offers the whole range of communication and publication services. Competent and experienced staff takes on both technical and organisational assignments. International conferences, videos, social media campaigns or print publications for example, are not only designed, but also implemented and produced by BIOCOM. This applies in particular to long-term projects, such as communication and dissemination for EU research projects. BIOCOM is also an active publishing house with a readership across Europe.
BIOCOM will be responsible for communication and dissemination tasks of the project.
The Education and Youth Board (Harno)
Main contact: Ülle Must
The Education and Youth Board (Harno) is a government agency of the Ministry of Education and Research with responsibility to implement the Estonian education and youth policy throughout the full learning life cycle. Harno consists of 6 departments, and 2 Agencies, and has a permanent staff of 400, and offices around the Estonia.
Harno’s tasks include among others, assessing and ensuring the quality of education at all stages: Harno directs the continuous development of the field by promoting quality system, monitoring, and impact assessment, organizes the preparation and conduct of examinations, tests, surveys in Estonia, contributes to international and national educational surveys (e.g., PISA, TALIS, IELS), and develops new assessment methods and tools. The evaluation of foreign qualifications is carried out by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (Estonian ENIC/NARIC centre), while Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education carries out institutional accreditation and quality assessment of study groups.
Instituto Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA)
Main contact: Luis Camarinha-Matos
UNINOVA is a non-profit University-Enterprise Association, that was formed in 1986 by the School of Science and Technology of the Nova University of Lisbon.
UNINOVA through its Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) addresses engineering systems with a cyber-physical dimension, including modelling and design, development of support technologies and methods, proposition of adequate governance models, application and assessment. CTS/UNINOVA aims to develop theoretical and applied research and encourage technology transfer mostly supported by spin offs and deep involvement in international R&D projects. CTS/UNINOVA develops its activities in major domains of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, addressing engineered systems with a cyber-physical dimension and their supporting technologies. It is guided by an interdisciplinary aim, along 3 development axes: Electronic and Embedded Systems; Energy and Industrial Systems; and Computer Engineering Systems, including collaborative and cognitive networked systems. Fundamental and applied research often appears in the same project, although with different weights depending on the specific nature of each project.
CTS/UNINOVA is integrated in an ecosystem that includes the university, a faculty (FCT-NOVA), an Institute (Uninova), a R&D Centre (CTS), a park of science technology (Madan Park), and collaboration with 3 Polytechnic Institutes (Lisbon, Setubal and Beja). In this context, CTS/UNINOVA performs applied research and technology transfer in close collaboration with various organisations (industry and others) of the socio-economic system.
Center for the Study of Democracy
Dr. Todor Galev has over 15 years of experience in managing and working on research and coordination projects in the field of science and technology development, innovation policies and competitiveness, energy sector governance and energy security. Todor has also been certified trainer on science communication as a member of the European Science Communication Network (ESConet). Todor has worked on research ethics as part of both his academic and teaching experience and research practice in the field of scientific and policy research on various topics.
Pilar Ezpeleta Piorno
Dirección General de Universidades – Conselleria d’Innovació, Universitats, Ciència i Societat Digital. Generalitat Valenciana
Pilar Ezpeleta Piorno is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Translation and Communication of the Universitat Jaume I. She is memeber of the research group GENTT. Her main research areas are theatre and literary translation, and textual genres for translation.
Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Frédéric Mertens de Wilmars
Universidad Europea de Valencia
Fredéric Mertens de Wilmars, Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the European University of Valencia and author of numerous studies and research reports on the issue of gender equality, as well as lecturer at the University of Valencia in the area of Law Philosophy.
Ignacio Chanzá (JANUARY 2020 – DECEMBER 2022)
Ignacio Chanzá is the Innovation Lead for Southern and Central Eastern Europe at EIT Climate-KIC, the main climate change initiative promoted by the European Union through the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. He is a Climate Reality Leader and mentor trained by former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore in the “Climate Reality Project” promoting a mindset change in the way we live and consume.
Ignacio is an expert in leadership and business strategies development with special focus on innovation and climate change to catalyse systemic transformation. Ignacio has also worked for private companies in their internationalization strategy by setting up different branches in Belgium, EEUU, Portugal, Brazil or Spain and for public entities as the Valencian Regional Government in the Brussels office being a lobbyist accredited by the European Parliament.
Expert in multicultural and multidisciplinary team’s management in complex environments aimed at accelerating scalable and sustainable solutions.
Participant as an expert in various national and international multi-stakeholder forums.
University of Split School of Medicine
Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy, Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health and Head of the Center for Evidence-based Medicine at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh in the UK and Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. Prof. Marušić is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network and Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić was the president of several editorial organizations: European Association of Science Editors (EASE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME); she currently serves on the Council of the Publication Ethics (COPE).
Prof. Marušić’s research interest include evidence-based medicine and research integrity. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide. She has participated in several EU projects related to research integrity and responsible research and innovation.
Angel Puyol González
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Victoria Camps (January 2020 – April 2022)
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Victoria Camps is professor emeritus of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Between 1993 and 1996 she was a senator for the Socialists’ Party of Catalonia (PSC-PSOE) and a member of The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) between 2002 and 2008.
She is currently president of The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation and a member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia. She has been president of the Spanish Bioethics Committee and since 2018 she is a Permanent State Counsellor.
Among her books are: La imaginación ética, Virtudes públicas (Spanish Espasa Essay Prize), El siglo de las mujeres, La voluntad de vivir, Creer en la educación, El gobierno de las emociones (Spanish National Essay Prize). Her more Recent books are: Elogio de la duda (Arpa, 2016), La fragilidad de una ética liberal (UAB, 2018) and La búsqueda de la felicidad (Arpa, 2019).
She holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Huelva and Salamanca. In 2008 she was awarded the Menéndez Pelayo International Prize.
Nicole Foeger (January 2020 – February 2022)
Austrian Agency for Research Integrity
Nicole Foeger holds a PhD degree in biochemistry and worked as a researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg (Germany) and at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Later on she also obtained a postgraduate education in Public Relations.
Since 2010 she is Head of the Administrative Office of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity and involved in all RI activities on the national level: giving trainings for researchers, advising in all matters of RI and supporting the independent national commission that offers a neutral and objective forum to be able to investigate cases of (alleged) research misconduct.
From April 2012 until October 2018 Nicole Foeger was the elected Chair of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO). She is involved in several European initiatives and EU-projects on research integrity as project partner or member of the advisory board. Since May 2018 she is also member of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation (WCRIF).
Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa
The Foundation Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (FUE-UJI) of the Region of Valencia M.P. (Spain) is a body governed by public law, funded in 1993 and promoted by the University, the Social Council and the Confederación de Empresarios de Castellón (CEC) (Employer Association of Castellón).
The aim of FUE-UJI is to collaborate with the University in the development and creation of activities related to postgraduate training, promote research projects results, generate postgraduate work opportunities and improve the potential of companies in addition to the economic and social sectors of Castellón.
EuroFUE-UJI (the European and International Projects Office of FUE-UJI) contributes to the progress of society through European funding by developing science and innovation projects in the field of education and training, knowledge transfer, climate change, digitization, health and energy, among others.
Fundación para la Ética de los Negocios y de las Organizaciones ETNOR
ÉTNOR (Fundación para la Ética de los Negocios y de las Organizaciones ETNOR) is one of the first organizations in Spain made up of business people, managers and academics, and mainly dedicated to the promotion of Business and Organizational Ethics. Its main objective is to promote the recognition, dissemination and respect for the ethical values implicit in economic activity and in the quality of public and private organisations and institutions.
Parc Científic Tecnològic i Empresarial ESPAITEC
Austrian Agency for Research Integrity
The Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI) was initiated in 2008. The Association has now more than 45 member institutions, including all Austrian public universities, universities of applied sciences, various non-university research institutions and research funding agencies.
It is responsible for investigating alleged cases of research misconduct in Austria in a professional manner, raising raises awareness for the Standards of Good Scientific Practice among researchers as well as the general public. It strengthens responsibility in research and ensures the observance of the respective guidelines. Moreover, its activities focus on investigating and preventing misconduct in research, not on imposing sanctions for misconduct.
European Regions Research and Innovation Network
ERRIN is a well-established Brussels-based platform of more than 125 regional stakeholder organisations from 22 European countries, most of whom are represented by its Brussels offices. The members are mainly regional authorities, universities, research organisations, chambers of commerce, and clusters. ERRIN facilitates regional collaboration and knowledge exchange to the benefit of all its members and partner organisations, with a view to build a competitive Europe which supports smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth in all regions.
It is aimed at:
- Bringing a place-based perspective.
- Making connections and facilitating EU engagement.
- Increasing project opportunities for members
- Positioning regional interests in the research and innovation landscape
European Office in Brussels. Regional Government of Valencia
It is a non-profit foundation within the Valencian Government’s public sector that defends, represents and promotes the Valencian interests in the EU.
StartUp Europe Awards, European Commission: Education and R&D
StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA) is an initiative of the European Commission and Finnova Foundation. It presents a prize methodology for startups at local, regional, national and European level that fosters the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem, through the private-public partnership to support entrepreneurs. It also creates a network of contacts that will inspire and provided visibility to all the local startups so that, by using this network, they can scale their services and products at a global level.
International Business School
It was established in 1991 as the first private higher college with international affiliation in Bulgaria – the Bulgarian-Danish College of Business, Export and Marketing.
The mission of International Business School is to change life, economics and society by means of business education and scientific research.
Research activities at IBS are reflected in research plans, programmes and projects, scientific developments, scientific conferences, expert and consultancy activities, international scientific cooperation..
Republic of Estonia Ministry of Education and Research
The Ministry of Education and Research is a government ministry of Estonia, responsible for the planning and carrying out education, research, youth, and language policies, developing the national curricula and other educational standards and performing state supervision over the compliance of national curricula and other educational standards and educational institutions.
Estonian Research Council
Estonian Research Council is a governmental foundation that was established to concentrate the funding of R&D and guarantee the better functioning of financing systems. It supports researchers, award research grants, and facilitate applied research in the fields of smart specialisation. Moreover, it represents Estonia at international organisations, coordinate participation in international cooperation programmes and support international cooperation by means of counselling and funding. Others activities are to:
- Research information and the impact of funding decisions evaluate the efficiency and impact of grant usage, and the public access to research information.
- Manage the Estonian Research Information System (ETIS) that contains information on R&D institutions, researchers, research projects and research outputs.
- Help to get young people attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and raise public awareness about science and its importance to society.
Adriano Olivetti Foundation
Fondazione Adriano Olivetti (FAO) was established in 1962. The mission of the institution is to develop and promote cultural, social and general activities and initiatives directed towards the education of citizens in harmony with the societies in which they live.
The foundation operates in the following areas:
- Institutions and society
- Economy and society
- Community and society
- Art, architecture and planning
European Citizen Science Association
The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a membership and networking organisation for practitioners and researchers of citizen science in Europe. ECSA was founded in 2014 in Germany and is ruled as charitable and member-based professional organisation.
The aim of the institution is to support the exchange of ideas and experiences around citizen science among practitioners and other interested parties. Other roles include capacity building, promotion and evaluation for citizen science projects. ECSA fosters a vibrant citizen science community across Europe and works closely with its partner organisations, the Citizen Science Association (CSA) in the USA and the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA).
European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity
The “European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity” (ENERI) establishes an operable platform of actors in the fields of research ethics and research integrity.
ENERI is based on existing networks, projects and infrastructures that already initiated and developed important steps in sharing information, training and capacity building. Research ethics committees, review boards, ombudspersons’ offices, research integrity offices and supporting structures are the established bodies monitoring, accompanying and assisting the process of responsible and justifiable research.
Regional Government of Valencia. University, Research and Science Department
University, Research and Science Department of the Regional Government of Valencia aims to:
- Elaborate studies for the formulation, execution and monitoring of university policy.
- Foster and develop the Valencian University System, promoting its excellence, competitiveness and internationalization.
- To manage and monitor the policies, grants and subsidies related to university education.
- To promote the relationship between the offer of R+D+i of university origin and the existing demand on the part of the productive sectors and the public administrations.
- Promoting the participation of the universities of the Valencian University System in academic training and mobility programmes, especially those of the European Union, and the collaboration in academic projects
Innovation Network REDIT
Innovation Network REDIT is a private non-profit association that integrates and represents the 11 technology centres in the Valencian region. It was created with the aim of promoting the Valencian model of technological centre. This model of support for business innovation is the most adapted to the reality of our industrial network formed, in its great majority, by SMEs and micro-SMEs, which are very geographically dispersed and have a great sectorial diversification.
Universidad de Valladolid
The University of Valladolid is a public university in the city of Valladolid, province of Valladolid, in the autonomous region of Castile and Leon, Spain. Established in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest universities in the world.
Its commitment to ongoing education, its extensive network of international relationships, its prestigious research centres, its enormous cultural and sporting potential together with its commitment to society and the environment form an exceptional academic setting that is comparable to the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.
Scientific and Technological Park MADAN
Madan Science Park, Portugal, is a science and technology park established in 1995 and active since early 2000, whose mission is to play an interface role between academia and businesses. The core activities consist of the promotion of NTBFs and its acceleration, as well as the development of knowledge intensive projects within its region of influence.
University of Porto
Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal. It combines high quality education focused on individual vocations and talents as well as market needs with the claim to being the greatest birthplace of science in Portugal. It is committed to converting into social assets the talent and innovation from its 14 faculties, one business school and over 50 research centres. The U.Porto has the richest academic community in Portugal and brings together the country’s highest ranked students, a highly qualified scientific and teaching staff and a growing number of international students, teachers and researchers.
Dimitrie Cantemir University
“Dimitrie Cantemir” University has an important place in the Romanian educational and scientific field. The university has been concentrating its efforts to meet European needs, taking into account Romania’s formation and future development as a democratic country within the globalization process, offering a solid background for intellectual development and favourable contacts among students belonging to different ethnic groups.