The project

The goal of the project “Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres”, in short ETHNA System, was to implement and enforce an internal management and procedural system of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within 6 European Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres (hereinafter HEFRC). It aimed to generate a process of Ethical Governance of the Responsible Research and Innovation (hereinafter RRI) where Gender equality, Open Science, Citizens’ Engagement and Integrity Research (ethics) dimensions were also addressed through a multi-stakeholder governance. It was translated into a new formal organisational structure that facilitates the compliance with all RRI dimensions in all scientific disciplines as well as assures the innovations accomplished are made according to the needs of civil society demands.

The project uses “ethics” to refer to the proposed management and governance system: ETHNA System, which involves an office and ethical governance and management tools. And “integrity research” to refer to the dimension of the RRI that in various documents of the European Commission is named as the ethical dimension, but whose definition points to integrity and good practices.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872360

Status: Project concluded

Start date: 1 January 2020
End date: 30 June 2023

Funded under: H2020-EU.5.f.

Overall budget: € 1 490 718,75
EU contribution: € 1 490 718,75

Coordinated by:
Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Spain