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Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions in research organisations, such as interventions aimed at addressing gender imbalances, implies great challenges. Evaluation can be a powerful tool in underpinning this process. Particularly in gender equality interventions, a gender-sensitive evaluation[i] approach is essential if attention is paid to the needs of the underrepresented genders and the promotion of sustainable change. In view of that, the key question is what gender-sensitive evaluation is, and how this type of evaluation can support RRI sustainable transformation.

Gender-focused or gender-sensitive evaluation has its roots in the feminist research tradition. Gender-focused evaluation was introduced in the…


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The ResBios project aims to root Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices in some research organizations in the field of biosciences, through specific “Grounding Actions”. The main dynamic of the project is based on the relationship between some “experienced” mentors (who have already realized activities in this field) and other “beginners” partners, experiencing for the first time the RRI approach. For both mentors and beginners (as well as anyone working in the field of science) the internal and external environment is in transformation. First, science as an institution is changing! For instance, we see: increasingly uncertain access to grants, hyper-competition…


The implementation of RRI concepts into scientific institutions affords ways to integrate these concepts into existing institutional structures, teaching contents and scientific perspectives. Therefore, the Uni Bremen team developed a series of reflective activities for scientists on varying career levels, PhD students and pupils visiting the outreach lab “Backstage Science” (BaSci Lab).

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To reach scientists and PhD students in dialogue regarding science ethics an open form of group discussion was tested. Prior to the workshop, the participants were asked to formulate ethical issues, problems or observations from their personal perspectives. The moderator also brought a few typical questions and scenarios…

Mutual learning for responsible biosciences

This is the blog of the ResBios project (https://www.resbios.eu). It aims to bring RRI institutional changes into some biosciences research organizations.

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