Responsible research & innovation (RRI) Project directory

COMPASS has compiled an overview of RRI projects and initiatives carried out in Europe over the course of the past ten years. The COMPASS project directory below contains 130 publicly funded RRI projects in Europe. Our project directory aims to facilitate the search for RRI projects in Europe. You can download search instructions here.

For a quick look at the key figures check out our factsheet. For a detailed outline, have a look at the COMPASS policy paper, which maps out approaches, objectives and thematic priorities of publicly funded RRI projects at European level, and describes their spread across Europe via budget shares and numbers of participations.

You can find more information, results and project output on responsible innovation in the European Commission’s database CORDIS, as well as the RRI Toolkit!

Over the course of the project, it has become evident that rules, regulations and funding criteria could function as external incentives to implement responsible innovation in SMEs. The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), as coordinator of the COMPASS project, has therefore developed recommendations for EU research and innovation policy, with support of the COMPASS High Level Expert Advisory Board.


Project Acronym: FOSTER Plus
Project Title: Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: The FOSTER+ project will focus on promoting the practical implementation of Open Science, with activities targeting academic staff, young scientists and policy-makers in particular. Building on the existing FOSTER portal and training materials, FOSTER+ will develop more advanced-level and discipline-specific materials that build capacity for the practical adoption of Open Science and promote a change in culture. Disciplinary partners in the life sciences, social sciences and humanities will tailor training content to the practices of each domain. Over 50 training events will be delivered, reaching over 4,500 participants. Workshops will be outcome-oriented, providing participants with tangible skills, such as selecting relevant repositories, understanding how to license research data, and negotiating EU data protection laws. FOSTER+ will develop a multi-module Open Science Toolkit, covering key topics such as responsible research and innovation, research data management, software carpentry, text and data mining, reproducible research and open peer review. E-learning courses will be delivered for each module via the Learning Management System and materials will be made available to support face-to-face training delivery. The Open Science Trainer Bootcamp will convene a cohort of trainers with high multiplier potential and equip them to deliver courses within their institution/disciplines. The Bootcamp will be open to both researchers and intermediaries who provide the research environment and infrastructure to support open science. Gamification tools will incentivise the trainer network to add new content to the portal and run more innovative events. Enhancements to content maps and learning structures will enable individualised learning pathways to be recommended to users, and digital badges will be assigned to reward completion. All of the training content will be openly licensed and e-learning materials will be provided in open standards for reuse elsewhere.

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