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GROUNDING RRI PRACTICES
IN RESEARCH PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS
in Marine and Maritime
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GRRIP is working on embedding sustainable Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI practices) in 4 research performing organisations (RPO) and 1 dual-function RPO and research funding organisation (RPO/RFO) (total 5 RPO&RFO) in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve institutional and cultural change.

Why institutional and cultural change?

During the 2000s, much work has been done on the concept of responsible research and innovation supported by EU projects. However, most of the projects related to institutional change of research organizations (RPOs) and research funding organizations (RFOs) focused on one of the five keys individually. Relatively few of them focused on establishing responsible research and innovation practices in these organisations, as part of an integrated approach.

WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH & INNOVATION?

THE 6 KEY DIMENSIONS

ETHICS

Ethics is an integral part of research from the beginning to the end. It is only by getting the ethics right that research excellence can be achieved.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Activities that strengthen the collaboration with societal actors during the research process to align science to society’s values, needs and expectations.

GENDER EQUALITY

Endeavours on working against the underrepresentation of women in science and gender inequalities within organisations and in performing research.

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Efforts that are being made to educate citizens and equip them with scientific knowledge so that they can participate in the debate on research and innovation.

OPEN ACCESS & DATA

Research results and data shall be available for free to the public and other researchers so that they can be re-used, reviewed and replicated.

GOVERNANCE

Governance affects all other key dimensions of RRI and is concerned about how knowledge is created and disseminated.

FLAWS IN THE BLUE ECONOMY

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Government boards of marine and maritime research organisations do not currently involve the public and all relevant stakeholders at early stages of research strategies.

OPEN ACCESS

Marine and maritime research organisations are reluctant to release their research data due to its high costs and IP concerns.

GENDER EQUALITY

The marine and maritime research sector has a high proportion of engineers, a traditionally male career path and with low gender equality improvement to date.

What we do

OUR KEY OBJECTIVES

The sustainable expansion in Europe’s maritime economy has the potential to meet pressing needs for energy, food and economic growth. The GRRIP projects aim to implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to fundamentally improve research in the Blue Economy.

RRI IN MARINE RESEARCH

RRI IN MARINE RESEARCH

We are embedding Responsible Research & Innovation into the governance framework of five marine and maritime institutions.

ENGAGEMENT OF ALL RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS

ENGAGEMENT OF ALL RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS

We are engaging the quadruple helix in all aspects of Responsible Research & Innovation governance. Academia, industry, policy, and society.

FUNDING POLICIES

FUNDING POLICIES

We examine how funding bodies can positively influence and encourage academia towards Responsible Research & Innovation via its funding policies and interaction.

THE 5 RPO & RFO INVOLVED IN GRRIP

PLOCAN is a multipurpose technical-scientific service infrastructure that provides support for research, technological development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors.
MaREI conducts fundamental research relating to marine and renewable energy applications, and constructs world class marine technology demonstration systems.
WaVEC works on marine renewable energies, offshore aquaculture and ocean engineering solutions, working together with the business sector.
Swansea University has a long history of working with business and industry, conducting world class and internationally recognized research.
ECN researches renewable energy solutions that help creating a sustainable future.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.