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: GCOF
Project Title: A stepping stone approach towards the Genetics Clinic of the Future
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: The Genetics Clinic of the Future (GCOF) project aims to ensure that the clinical implementation of genome technologies is relevant and responsive to the needs of all. It offers a stepping stone approach towards the genetics clinic of the future, engaging all stakeholders involved in a process of mutual learning and information exchange. The GCOF project implements key Science with and for Society issues, ensuring that ethical reflection and stakeholder involvement do not occur in parallel, but are effectively integrated in the core of the project. It establishes a robust communication and implementation strategy that integrates the project’s outcomes and recommendations in research and clinical practices and policy processes, outlining opportunities for a more responsive health research and innovation system by: 1. Envisioning the Genetics Clinic of the Future (WP1) 2. Mapping out the concept of data control (WP2) 3. Considering ethical and legal dimensions in the consent framework (WP3) 4. Exploring novel models for use of clinical data in research and vice versa (WP4) 5. Initiating public engagement, mutual learning and dissemination (WP5) 6. Engaging policy makers (WP6) The consortium brings together 12 key partners from 10 countries across Europe who represent the breadth of stakeholders involved in the genetics clinic of the future: genomics research, clinical genetics, bioinformatics, public health, policy making, patient representation, education, commercial genetics and bioinformatics services, social research, communication, responsible innovation and ethics and law. The GCOF project connects to the major EU-initiatives in the field of personalised health and care. The consortium also represents a variety of organisation types, including research organisations, businesses, policy makers, civil society organisations, education establishments and science & society centres.

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