An unfinished journey? Reflections on a decade of responsible research and innovation

Richard Owen, Rene von Schomberg, Phil Macnaghten

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We reflect on a decade of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as a discourse emerging from the European Commission (EC) 10 years ago. We discuss the foundations for RRI, its emergence during the Seventh Framework programme and its subsequent evolution during Horizon 2020. We discuss how an original vision for RRI became framed around five so-called ‘keys’: gender, open access, science communication, ethics and public engagement. We consider the prospects for RRI within the context of the EC’s Open Science agenda and Horizon Europe programme, before closing with some reflections on the contribution RRI has made to debates concerning the relationship between science, innovation and society over the last decade.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-233
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank Linden Farrer for helpful comments made on an earlier draft of this manuscript. The authors also thank three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.

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© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.


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