The long-awaited RRI Toolkit has been launched today! The Responsible Research and Innovation Tools (RRI Tools) project has developed a digital platform, comprised of a wealth of resources that will foster not only “the best science in the world, but the best science for the world”.
The SATORI project, which focuses on one of the most important aspects of RRI – ethics assessment – has been recognised by the RRI Tools consortium as an example of good practice. SATORI, together with 356 other tools, is listed as one of the most inspiring RRI projects in Europe. The RRI Toolkit is available at: http://www.rri-tools.eu
The RRI Toolkit is developed and tailored in such a way to encourage all stakeholders to take an active part in making scientific research a more responsible process. While it is aimed at researchers and industry, it is also aimed at all societal actors who are affected by the research process.
The RRI Toolkit is designed for individuals as well as institutions involved in research, policy-making, business, industry, education, and also civil society organizations. The toolkit pays a special attention to RRI topics such as ethics, open access, gender in science, science education, governance, public engagement.
The RRI Toolkit is a dynamic platform, open to all interested users, who will be able to contribute to the further development of the Toolkit by uploading their own tools and resources. Users will be also able to send feedback on the Toolkit to the consortium. The final version of the Toolkit is expected to be available in July 2016.
The SATORI project can easily be found through the Toolkit’s search engine, by selecting the following two filters: project and ethics.. The tool itself gives an overview of the SATORI project and its main objectives; it also links to the SATORI website and gives an opportunity for interaction with users. Together with a couple of other projects, SATORI will serve as a role-model project when it comes to ethics in research and innovation, and especially related to ethical impact assessment.
The RRI Tools project is carried out by a consortium of 26 partners from 30 countries of the European Research Area. It is coordinated by the “La Caixa” Foundation, Spain.
More information at: www.rri-tools.eu