How successful are the initiatives in the institutional change?

How successful are the initiatives in the institutional change?

on September 29, 2020

The GRRIP Project team is currently working on the State of the Art Review on Responsible Research and Innovation in research organizations to identify the most successful initiatives, projects, and methods that have generated institutional change.

The focus is on identifying the most successful initiatives, projects, and methods of delivering: Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Action Plans for the institutional change in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs), and Quadruple Helix (QH) platform development and operation.

The purpose is not just whether the institutional effort has been made in relevant directions, but also what effects these have had on institutions and their environments.


RRI or similar Action Plans which have successfully generated institutional change in RPO&RFOs


THE GRRIP PROJECT is reviewing EU previous and current RRI related projects and selected RPO & RFOs with embedded RRI practices to learn from their experience: ensure maximum use of excellence during all stages of AP, determining barriers, challenges and mitigation, indicator development, and measuring RRI benefits. Further, through engagement, the intention is to learn from their experience and foster collaborations.


Quadruple Helix (QH) platform development and operation


What is Quadruple Helix? Innovation system model where not only the government, industry, and universities intervene, but the citizen himself is another crucial actor within the system.

Selected EU projects which have extensively and successfully engaged with the QH are being reviewed. It is imperative to understand the methodologies used for the different members of the QH to determine which approaches work best. In particular, the most successful dialogue methodology for the engagement with societal actors will be established.

While producing this review our team goes beyond the compilation of information on other projects. They developed clear and explicit criteria of success in both as an essential part of the Review delivery and one of the conditions for effective linkages with other activities of the project.


Partners in the implementation of the activity


  • The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) – Experienced in detecting initiatives, projects, and methods mainly in the framework of its principal research lines which include marine renewable energies, ocean observation and monitoring, marine autonomous vehicles, marine governance and knowledge transfer.
  • The National Research Council (CNR) – Coordinates MARINA (Responsible Research and Innovation for the Marine Sector). Leader of the work package on MARINA platform creation.
  • Hochschule Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) – Coordinates NUCLEUS (RRI for RPO, Education, Industry. Inclusive engagement Civil society, Communication).
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) – Coordinates PRINTEGER (Governance and Ethics and RRI Tools for policy managers researchers).
    DMU – Coordinates CONSIDER (Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance Civil Society and Digital single market).
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization¬† (UNESCO) – Direct participation in a number of European projects to be reviewed.
    Responsibility within the UN system for directly relevant workstreams on ethics of science and technology, including management of normative instruments and related processes (Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers, Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights).
  • International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) – Coordinator of the COST Action proposal SECURE (Sustainable Employment and Careers for Researcher Empowerment). ICoRSA has an extensive network of approx. 500,000 researchers globally, available through its member associations.