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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POLICY BRIEF Co-creating Responsible Research and Innovation activities: Experiences from the Western Balkans
Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics
First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan
Collection of Good Practices in RRI
Event review: 2nd co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska
Event review: 1st co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska
Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI
Make a difference! Join our cross-territorial working groups on RRI
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POLICY BRIEF Co-creating Responsible Research and Innovation activities: Experiences from the Western Balkans
Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics
First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan
Collection of Good Practices in RRI
Event review: 2nd co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska
Event review: 1st co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska
Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI
Make a difference! Join our cross-territorial working groups on RRI
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Update on the activities of the Working Group 1 Gender and Ethics

A brief overview of what our WG1 members have been up to in the previous period.
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First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan

At the first hybrid public event, the members of the Working Groups had their first face-to-face meeting, discussing important points regarding their objectives, which frame the aspects of RRI.
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Collection of Good Practices in RRI

From and for the Western Balkans.
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Event review: 2nd co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska

This event focused on co-creation of activities for achieving future scenario envisaged through the reflection and co-design process for RRI 'anchor' activities targeting territory of the Republic of Srpska.
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Event review: 1st co-design workshop in Republic of Srpska

This event focused on presentation and discussion of the future scenarios envisaged through the reflection and co-design process for RRI 'anchor' activities targeting territory of the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
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Call for Submission of Good Practices in RRI

WBC-RRI.NET is seeking good practices of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) from and for the Western Balkans.
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Make a difference! Join our cross-territorial working groups on RRI

Working groups of stakeholders who are interested in exchanging opinions and experience on Responsible Research and Innovation.
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