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About Open Access – what does it mean for HEIRRI?

Open access to scientific information is one of the driving forces of efficient science and innovation. In fact, it might be the most important one, considering the pervasive continuity in the scientific research. Inherently, science and innovation are a collaborative enterprise of the collective mind of humanity. This pattern of building on previous discoveries was

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RRI: beyond the 6 key issues

The European Commission defined six thematic elements of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): public engagement, science ethics, science education, gender equality, open access and governance. However, from its very beginnings, the HEIRRI project has emphasized that the concept of RRI is way more than these arbitrarily assigned issues. RRI is a critical and transformative concept

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Presentations and posters from the 1st HEIRRI Conference; now available online!

Materials are now available online from the HEIRRI Conference ‘Teaching RRI at University’, held March 18th 2016. Presentations from all the different panels have been uploaded to the conference’s blog section, as well as posters entered into the poster session. Click here for speakers and poster presentations list Click here to browse the presentations and

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The gender dimension of RRI: fighting for equality

It is well known that Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) involves a strong gender equality dimension. This is not trivial: still today, only 28% of the world’s researchers are women, and they remain the minority in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Gender segregation in science is changing but at a very

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HEIRRI and the new RRI Toolkit

HEIRRI is present at the new RRI Toolkit from RRI Tools, launched online last 7th of March. The resources developed by HEIRRI will be available at this section of the RRI Toolkit: www.rri-tools.eu/-/heirri_project. These resources will include RRI training programs and formative materials designed for the different HEI educational levels (undergraduate, MD and PhD, summer

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Reflections after the 1st HEIRRI conference

The HEIRRI conference celebrated on March 18th was a great success. You can read here a brief summary of the day and also check the final programme and the HEIRRI Flickr page for the pictures. More than 150 people from 20 different countries attended the conference in CosmoCaixa (Barcelona), a great amount of people if

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Attendance success at the 1st HEIRRI Conference

The first HEIRRI conference “Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University” has gathered on March 18th more than 150 people from all over the world to discuss about the integration of the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in university education. Professionals from the Research, Development and Innovation system, teaching staff from universities, members

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All ready for the 1st HEIRRI Conference!

The 1st HEIRRI Conference ‘Teaching RRI at University’ will take place on Friday 18th March at Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona. Lecturers and attendees will discuss about how research and innovation should respond to the needs of society and how universities can contribute towards a responsible science education. The Conference will bring together around 200 professionals working on the

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Hindrances of integrating RRI in Higher Education Institutions

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a critical and radical concept that seeks to involve society in discussing how science and technology can help create the world we want. It has strengths and possibilities and also the capacity of “making research and innovation investments more efficient, fostering better knowledge and innovation co-production with society, or

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