Responsible Research & Innovation

The principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) should be taken into consideration in all activities and interactions of the European networks and partnerships, including the preparation of joint calls.

The thematic elements of RRI provided in the Commission’s quidelines for H2020 – ethics, gender, open access, public engagement and science education – are considered as basis also for European partnerships. In addition, other potential elements have been addressed to shape the optimal entity of RRI guidelines needed in partnerships.

RRI principles considered relevant for partnerships by ERA-LEARN are depicted in the following figure.

Responsible Research & Innovation in European Partnerships
Equality & non-discrimination Promotion of equality and non-discrimination in all EU policy, acknowledging uncoscious bias
Ethics Guidelines on research integrity for responsible conduct of research
Inclusiveness and public engagement Openness and transparency of partnerships & public engagement of citizen
IPR & GDPR IPR rules and GDPR respected
Open Innovation Open Innovation - as open as possible
Open Science Openly available research outputs: Open access to Publications & Open Data
Responsible evaluation & decision making DORA & responsible use of research metrics, no bias in evaluation
SDGs & EC priorities Taking into consideration UN Sustainable Development Goals and European Commission priorities 2019-2024