The role of responsible research and innovation (RRI) as conceived by the EU is instrumental in designing and promoting sustainable research and innovation practices. ETHNA System project 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.
Project Video: Experiences with the implementation of the ETHNA System