RRING Global Workshops

This international workshop programme will seek the views of global stakeholders including academics, practitioners, policymakers and civil society who will be asked to play an active role in an important conversation.  They will draw on international studies and a global survey of over 2000 respondents examining both responsible research and innovation practices and the global agreement on Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals.  Each workshop will seek stakeholders views on challenges such as diversity, public engagement, open access and ethical practice.

RRING public forum in Serbia (October 2019)

Photo: CPNSerbia

First RRI public forum in Serbia was successfully introduced by the Center for the Promotion of Science at the Belgrade Book Fair, which is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious cultural and educational events in Serbia. Together with the BioSense Institute from Novi Sad and under the auspices of three currently active H2020 projects taking place in Serbia – TeRRIFICA, SISCODE and RRING, the CPN team presented context, goals and structures of novel concepts developed with a main goal to tackle most urgent societal concerns and align European RRI policy with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The major topics of this forum were climate challenges, co-creation as a relevant method of our time and living labs which may provide strong platform for discussion of diverse actors and stakeholders. The event attracted participants coming from research, educational and student communities, who shared their expectations, ideas and practices.


RRING Workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation (part of AAAS annual conference Seattle)

The workshop was held on Thursday 13th February 2020 as a pre-workshop to the AAAS annual conference in Seattle.  Conference attendees with a specific interest in the topic were able to opt to participate in the workshop, alongside members of AAAS advisory group who were specifically invited. The workshop included presentations from Dr Eric Jensen (ICORSA) and April Tash (UNESCO) on the initial findings from RRING global survey looking at both Responsible Research and Innovation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers. Participants were then asked to participate in facilitated discussions led by RRING project team members on two main topics.  Firstly to give their perspective on what responsible research and innovation means to them and secondly they were asked what does socially responsible science look like and what are the indicators by which to measure this.  These discussions will continue to inform RRING project research as we look to seek a global understanding of responsible research and innovation.

Other workshops will be held in vastly different global locations.  This will allow us to really gain an understanding and an international perspective.  It is vital that representatives of all stakeholders attend and are part of the conversation.

Responsible Research and Innovation: India and the World Today
RRING Virtual Workshop

Organised by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Date: 17th June 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (IST)

Under the RRING Project, PRIA is organising a virtual workshop titled, “Responsible Research and Innovation: India and the World Today” on 17th June, 2020 between 10:30- 11:30 a.m. (IST).

This virtual workshop is designed to involve the India-based stakeholders, including academics and practitioners, policymakers and civil society organisations to play an active role in an important conversation on the social responsibility of science and innovation. It will be an opportunity to share the data from a global survey conducted under the RRING Project which involved over 2000 respondents, examining socially responsible research and innovation practices and policies.


  • 10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.    Opening Comments by Dr. Rajesh Tandon (Founder-President,PRIA)
  • 10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.    Presentation of initial results of the Global Survey on Social Responsibility of Science and Innovation in Practice by Dr. Eric Jensen (Senior Research Fellow, ICoRSA)
  • 11:00 a.m.- 11:10a.m.    Expert comments by Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance)
  • 11:10 a.m.-11:25 a.m.   Q/A Session
  • 11:25 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   Closing Comments

About the Organiser

PRIA is a 38 years old civil society organization working for the issues of participation, democracy and governance. PRIA also jointly co-chairs the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education Institutions. This Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L. Hall (University of Victoria, Canada) and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. PRIA is currently a partner to the Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally (RRING) Project which is EC funded and is trying to understand the manifestation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework globally.

Events confirmed are;

    • Delhi/Bengalaru
    • Durban (as part of the GRC conference)

The dates will be confirmed soon but we anticipate the events will be in the Arab region and China. 

Please email to register your interest in any of the Glocal events, more information will follow in due course.

RRING coordinator location

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).
Environmental Research Institute, Beaufort Building
Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Email & Telephone
Telephone: +353 (0) 21 486 4300

Name: Gordon Dalton

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 788503.