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: NERRI
Project Title: Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation
Funding Programme: FP7
Responsible Innovation Dimension: ,
Description: This project aims to contribute to the introduction of Responsible Research and Innovation in neuro-enhancement (NE) in the European Research Area and to the shaping of a normative framework underpinning the governance of NE technologies. These will be achieved through mobilization and mutual learning (MML) activities engaging scientists, policy-makers, industry, civil society groups and the wider public. To structure this complex socio-technical domain we propose Analytic Classification of NE technologies into currently available methods, experimental and hypothetical technologies. Each of the types raises some fundamental ethical, legal, social and economic issues, which have different relevance to various societal groups point to different methods of stakeholder engagement, and require different regulatory approaches. Over the course of the project the Analytic Classification will be developed and extended in the work packages. Mobilization will form the central commitment of the project from the outset to the conclusion. WP2 starts with a reconnaissance of the field of NE and the mobilisation of scientists and other stakeholders. Based on the Analytic Classification WP3 will stimulate and organize a broad societal dialogue employing state-of-the-art engagement methodologies tailored to specific issues and stakeholders. A particular focus will be the hopes, fears and expectations of the wider public. WP4 will synthesise the national experiences, map the contours of a normative framework as it emerges from societal engagement and dialogue and elaborate the concept of RRI in Europe. WP5 aims through a variety of dissemination strategies to maximise the impact of the project outcomes throughout Europe. The consortium comprises experts in the neurocognitive sciences, the social sciences and humanities and science communication. Many have prior experience of EC projects and of successful collaborations with other members of the consortium.

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