Ethics

Ethical frameworks for research activities anticipate future controversies and support debates and discussions around the future we want

ethics

Science is not neutral. It can have both positive and negative consequences. Scientists increasingly have to face the ethical dilemma of the consequences of their research. And, thus, their responsibility in science governance.

In these processes, it is important to reflect on the ideas and concerns about R&I, to deliberate about moral issues and to align research policy and research activities with social values.

These deliberations need to include a diversity of actors and stakeholder groups and make sure that shared values and ethical demands of society are met. It is not enough to punctually involve societal stakeholders at late stages, but to continuously involve stakeholders in the research process.

It is important to empower society to take part in the discussions, by providing tools and training for critical thinking and the understanding of different risks and benefits, for example.

Related deliberations about the scientific processes and outcomes become key requirements for individual researchers and institutions.

The idea behind RRI is that societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other (Von Schomberg, 2012), thereby co-creating solutions for which they share responsibility.

Research integrity and researcher’s ethos also needs to be part of the education of researchers. To fulfil the goals of RRI, ethical deliberations need to take place continuously, as a responsibility of all involved stakeholders.

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DELIVERABLES within WP4: Implementation of RRI ‘anchor’ initiatives towards more efficient and inclusive R&I eco-systems
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OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
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Mutual learning event: “Implementing Open Science and Research Ethics: Sharing experiences of the BEYOND, ROSiE, VERITY, WBC-RRI.NET projects”
Working Group 1 summary – Gender and Ethics
Cross-working group meeting of WG1 and WG2
Gender Equality
Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans
WBC-RRI.NET took part in ESOF2022
POLICY BRIEF Co-creating Responsible Research and Innovation activities: Experiences from the Western Balkans
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DELIVERABLES within WP4: Implementation of RRI ‘anchor’ initiatives towards more efficient and inclusive R&I eco-systems
POLICY BRIEF Regional innovation systems and smart specialization strategies in the Western Balkans
OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education
Mutual learning event: “Implementing Open Science and Research Ethics: Sharing experiences of the BEYOND, ROSiE, VERITY, WBC-RRI.NET projects”
Working Group 1 summary – Gender and Ethics
Cross-working group meeting of WG1 and WG2
Gender Equality
Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans
WBC-RRI.NET took part in ESOF2022
POLICY BRIEF Co-creating Responsible Research and Innovation activities: Experiences from the Western Balkans
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DELIVERABLES within WP4: Implementation of RRI ‘anchor’ initiatives towards more efficient and inclusive R&I eco-systems

5 deliverables developed in the context of WP4 for each Western Balkan Country.
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OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!

15 “Travel Grants” await to join us in Skopje, 8-9 February 2024 for the Final Conference of the WBC-RRI.NET project,
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Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education

A series of video presentations based on topics in the Handbook for STEM educators on local language.
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Mutual learning event: “Implementing Open Science and Research Ethics: Sharing experiences of the BEYOND, ROSiE, VERITY, WBC-RRI.NET projects”

WBC-RRI.NET in collaboration with three other EU funded projects – BEYOND, ROSiE, VERITY – are holding a mutual learning event (online via Zoom) on 27th November 2023 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm CET.
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Working Group 1 summary – Gender and Ethics

Summary and update of Working Group 1 Action Plan.
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Cross-working group meeting of WG1 and WG2

WG1: Gender & Ethics WG2: Science Education & Public Engagement
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Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans

The entries from the Good Practices competition are evaluated and the winners are here!
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WBC-RRI.NET took part in ESOF2022

WBC-RRI.NET project took part in EuroScience Open Forum - the largest conference of its kind in Europe.
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