SUPER MoRRI is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
About the project
Across Europe, research performing and research funding organisations (RPOs and RFOs) increasingly appreciate the need for a more dynamic governance and a better societal integration of research and innovation (R&I). Internal drivers of change (such as the digitalization of science) and political will to better align with societal needs and concerns are bringing about aspirational policies and processes of transformation of the R&I system, including those of RRI – responsible research and innovation.
In order for the aspirations of RRI to be realised, robust tools must be developed for R&I policy and practice. The MoRRI project (2014-2018) conceptualised and implemented the first RRI monitoring system in Europe. The SUPER MoRRI project builds upon and continues the work of MoRRI, ensuring sustained data collection, curation, further assessment and refinement of the MoRRI indicators. EU-28(-27) data will be complemented by monitoring data from selected non-EU countries. Furthermore, SUPER MoRRI will go well beyond the technical efforts of MoRRI and develop a more complete scientific understanding of the complex and diverse relationships between RRI policies and practices and their societal, democratic, economic and scientific benefits. These theoretical advances together with the continuous data stream into the project form the basis of the iterative learning processes needed to create a mature monitoring system with indicators and metrics that are robust, realistic, in themselves responsible, and easy to implement.
To meet these ambitious research challenges, the original scientific partners of MoRRI have included complementary RRI expertise to form the truly interdisciplinary SUPER MoRRI consortium.In line with the concept of RRI itself, our learning processes will also be enhanced by participatory co- creation practices with stakeholders.Last, but not least, the project includes a series of measures to facilitate dissemination and uptake of the mature monitoring systems for a range of uses, including benchmarking on national and regional levels and self- assessment opportunities for RPOs and RFOs.Specifically, we will provide an easy- to - use and easy- to - customize online dashboard system that will serve a variety of uses and end - users.