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Developing a framework for responsible innovation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1568-1580
Number of pages13
JournalResearch Policy
Volume42
Issue number9
Early online date13 Jun 2013
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DateAccepted/In press - 17 May 2013
DateE-pub ahead of print - 13 Jun 2013
DatePublished (current) - Nov 2013

Abstract

The governance of emerging science and innovation is a major challenge for contemporary democracies. In this paper we present a framework for understanding and supporting efforts aimed at ‘responsible innovation’. The framework was developed in part through work with one of the first major research projects in the controversial area of geoengineering, funded by the UK Research Councils. We describe this case study, and how this became a location to articulate and explore four integrated dimensions of responsible innovation: anticipation, reflexivity, inclusion and responsiveness. Although the framework for responsible innovation was designed for use by the UK Research Councils and the scientific communities they support, we argue that it has more general application and relevance.

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  • Responsible, innovation, Governance, Emerging technologies, Ethics, Geoengineering

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