Introduction and training on the model and guidelines developed based on lessons learned from the STARBIOS2 Project

Editorial Team RRI

The STARBIOS2 project has developed a model for how to promote the practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in bioscience research institutions. We have published a guideline document based on lessons learned. We now offer an introductory training on RRI in the biosciences and how to achieve structural change. We welcome you to two webinars with the practical experience of organisations that have implemented RRI action plans in focus.

The guideline document is available for download. For those of you who prefer interaction, we have developed training on our model. We offer two webinars on two separate occasions. Each of the webinars will last about one hour and includes both presentations and time for discussion.

In the first webinar, we present the STARBIOS2 project, what we did and why. We offer an outline of the model for RRI action that we developed based on the experiences form STARBIOS2 partners. We also share with you how bioscience research organisations outside Europe are practicing RRI, and how they have used the STARBIOS2 model.

In the second webinar, we present the process of structural change towards RRI. Here, you will learn what kinds of RRI action has been carried out by European STARBOIS2 partners.

More information and registration

What is RRI and the challenges of its practice in the Biosciences

Presentations prepared by:

  • Andrea Declich, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • Maria Salvato, University of Maryland (USA)
  • Mariet Wium, ICGEB (South Africa)
  • Doris Elster, Julia Birkholz University of Bremen (Germany)

20 January, 14:30 CET – Register here

3 February, 14:30 CET – Register here

The process of implementing RRI within Biosciences research organizations. Some lessons from experience

Presentations prepared by:

  • Andrea Declich, University of Rome Tor Vergata (I)
  • Carla Montesano, University of Rome Tor Vergata (I)
  • Marta Giovanetti, Luiz Alcantara and Fernanda Khouri, FIOCRUZ
  • Dimitar Djilianov and Dani Moyankova, AgroBioInstitute of Sophia (Bulgaria)
  • Rinita Dam, Pavel Ovseiko, Lorna Henderson, Sarwar Shah, Vasiliki Kiparoglou and Alastair Buchan, Oxford Univeristy (UK)
  • Sandra Potušek and Elena Buzan, University of Primorska (SL)
  • Krzysztof Bielawski, izabela raszczyk and Marta Dziedzic, University Of Gdańsk (PL)

27 January, 14:30 CET – Register here

17 February, 14:30 CET – Register here

About the STARBIOS2 model and guideline

The model was developed through an iterative process: Six European institutions in the bioscience sector have designed and implemented action plans to achieve RRI structural change in their own organisations. The implementation was part of a learning process, where the action plans generated new practical knowledge, that was fed back to amplify the structural change. Through his iterative learning process, STARBIOS2 partners have developed a model that we are now able to share with anyone who is interested in promoting responsible biosciences.

The guideline document represents one of the outputs of the STARBIOS2 project. The model builds on work carried out by the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) that coordinated the work, Oxford University (United Kingdom), Agrobioinstitute (Bulgaria), University of Primorska (Slovenia), University of Gdansk (Poland), and University of Bremen (Germany). The teams received technical assistance from The Laboratory of Citizenship Science (Italy) Aarhus University (Denmark), Uppsala University (Sweden). The development of our model also included exchanges with experts outside the consortium, analysis of literature and documentation on similar experiences.