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In academic, non-profit and business research, project funding and grants are important elements to promote science, boost innovation and support researchers on their career paths. However, they are also powerful instruments to materialize and prioritize major principles of science policy and social values such as gender equality and equity. An ana...
Übersetzungsschwierigkeiten von der Theorie in die Praxis gelten als eine Ursache, warum Barrieren für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter in Wissenschaft und Forschung nach wie vor bestehen und Empfehlungen für Veränderungen bis dato zu selten in die Tat umgesetzt wurden. Basierend auf Erfahrungen aus Gleichstellungsprojekten wird im vorliegenden...
DorfUni is an initiative of various civil society organizations, academics and individuals with the goal of establishing an inter-communal education network for rural communities – also including urban areas – based on free access to and sharing of knowledge. Since the beginning of 2020, the DorfUni has been tested within the framework of various f...
This small and concise publication comprises workshopping ideas for the co-production of knowledge in an online setting. The recommendations were discussed in a series of conversations in the context of the project CHANGE.
This is a report of members of the 'RRI Plattform Österreich' (https://www.rri-plattform.at/) investigating opportunities and challenges in realising Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in a research project concerned with developing assistive technologies in a Healthcare. (in German)
This Policy Brief reviews the current state of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Austria and provides recommendations for the further embedding of RRI in research and innovation policy. (in German)
In the Horizon 2020 funded project “CHANGE”, tailor-made gender equality plans were implemented in research performing organisations for the duration of four years. In order to make related activities more sustainable, efforts were also made to aim at the initiation of long-term structural changes towards more gender equality in science and researc...
How to best assess potential health, environmental and other impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how to interpret the resulting evidence base have been long-standing controversial issues in the EU. As a response, transparency and inclusiveness became a major focus of regulatory science activities in the GMO impact area. Nevertheles...
The paper presents a participatory pattern of conducting research for social science. A few projects based on the idea of ‘co-operative research’ have been funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme. Among them was the project “Facilitating Alternative Agro-Food Networks – Stakeholder Perspective on Research Needs” (FAAN). One of its goals was to...
Sandra Karner, Bettina Bock, Femke Hoekstra, Heidrun Moschitz, Anita Thaler and Han Wiskerke (2015). FOODLINKS: Building communities of practice for learning on sustainable food consumption and production. In: Martinuzzi A., Sedlacko, M. [ed]: Knowledge Brokerage for Sustainable Development. Greenleave Publishing Sheffield 2015.
Wissenschaft, die sich an gesellschaftlichen Problemen orientiert, ist heute inter- und transdisziplinär. Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen: Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler verlassen das sichere Terrain akademischer Disziplinen. Ihre Expertise wird relativiert, methodisches Neuland wird betreten. Auf...
This booklet is based on lessons learned during the FP7 project FOODLINKS, which experimented with different tools for knowledge brokerage activities as integrative modalities of linking research to policy making around the issue of sustainable food consumption and production.
Larissa Krainer, Sandra Pretis, David F.J. Campbell, Willi Haas, Gabriela Miechtner, Petra Plunger, Elisabeth Reitinger, Armin Spök, Sandra Karner, Beate Ulrike Weisz (2015). TREX Transdisziplinarität messen? Indikatoren für gesellschaftliche Wirksamkeit von Forschung am Beispiel der IFF. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, IFF, 2014.
Lay participation in the deliberation of techno-scientific issues has become an important objective of policy making in many countries. Using the example of a series of Round Table discussions dealing with genome research allows us to analyse the ways in which the participants of this event construct their arguments during the discussion. Explainin...
Although the application of biotechnology in food production may offer benefits there are several concerns regarding its safety. In the EU especially, the acceptance of genetically modified (GM) food is quite low compared to other fields of biotechnology application. Even if international consensus has been reached on concepts concerning the evalua...
"Summarising the main ideas of actor network theory, Bruno Latour (1994; reprinted in Latour 1999, 174–215)1 proposes four concepts to describe the role of technological artefacts in society: (1) interrelated programmes of action, (2) action as a property of associations of heterogeneous entities, (3) black boxing and (4) inscription. In his contri...
The main objective of FoTRRIS is to develop and introduce new governance practices to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in research and innovation systems. FoTRRIS will, more specifically, focus on new governance practices to co‐design transdiciplinary RRI‐projects that are attuned to societal needs, values and opportunities and that connect and mobilise relevant stakeholders.
The main aim of CHANGE is it to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans. This will be achieved by involving key actors, called Transfer Agents (TAs), within each organisation who will together with the core consortium partners transmit co-produced gender equality knowledge inside their institutions. This innovative approach will ensure the promotion and sustainable institutionalisation of the gender equality action plans (GEPs) beyond the project duration. Furthermore, through mutual learning and networking CHANGE will enable partners to become resource centres skilled to provide gender equality knowledge and expertise to other RPOs and also RFOs (research funding organisations). With such a co-production of knowledge approach and by building communities of practice among RPOs in each participating region, support and mentorship structures will be established and work even after the project is finished. Regular inclusion and exchange with national and European stakeholders (policy makers, researchers, ministries etc.) ensures a spill-over effect of CHANGE results to other RPOs and RFOs in their respective countries as well as with other ministries in the whole European area. As one of many results, CHANGE will produce policy papers based on this strategic stakeholder involvement including actual policy makers and relevant stakeholders in the policy paper production. With this approach we aim at closing the research-to-action gap, respectively the theory-to-practice gap. Thus CHANGE contributes to a structural change towards gender equality in the European Research Area by stimulating institutional cultural change towards gender equal work environments in RPOs and fostering the importance of gender dimension inclusive research and innovation programmes in RFOs.