René von Schomberg: Prospects of Institutionalizing the Research Values ‘openness’ and ‘Collaboration’

On November 30th 2022, René von Schomberg delivered an open lecture as part of the Cultures of Research series of the International Centre for Advanced Studies, Kaete Hamburger Kolleg, RWTH Aachen University Cultures of Research series of the International Centre for Advanced Studies, Kaete Hamburger Kolleg, RWTH Aachen University. The focus was on Robert Merton’s ... René von Schomberg: Prospects of Institutionalizing the Research Values ‘openness’ and ‘Collaboration’

Jonathan Hankins

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Future of River Basins and Deltas Seminar

The PBL (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency) held a seminar in Rotterdam on 11+12 October 2022 dedicated to the future of river basins and deltas, which I attended on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. The specific deltas discussed were the Rheine-Meuse, Mississippi and Yangtze, with the seminar rationale being that river basins and deltas are crucial ... Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency Future of River Basins and Deltas Seminar

Jonathan Hankins

Giannino Bassetti Foundation Gender Equality Plan 2022-2026

(Download the official document) With the Horizon Europe Framework program, the European Commission is introducing a new rule stipulating that all public institution, higher education establishments, and research organisations in the Member States and Associated Countries wishing to apply for Horizon Europe’s calls should have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) in place. The Giannino Bassetti ... Giannino Bassetti Foundation Gender Equality Plan 2022-2026

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Responsible Innovation in Health. A book review.

Responsible Innovation in Health. Concepts and Tools for Sustainable Impact draws on RRI literature and approaches to develop the concept of Responsible Innovation in Health (RIH) and a toolbox for its implementation. It is free to download here and here (under OUTCOMES). The publication grows out of the authors’ work in the In Fieri Research ... Responsible Innovation in Health. A book review.

Jonathan Hankins

Volume 9, Issue 1 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation Reviewed

Volume 9 opens with Erik Fisher’s Editorial Engaging with societal challenges in responsible innovation, in which the Editor in Chief describes how the issue considers some of the ways in which grand societal challenges have been invoked, framed, and addressed by scientific researchers, university administrators, global actors, and the responsible research and innovation (RRI) community ... Volume 9, Issue 1 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation Reviewed

Jonathan Hankins

The Arduous Road to Revolution. Resisting Authoritarian Regimes in The Digital Communication Age.

The Arduous Road to Revolution. Resisting Authoritarian Regimes in The Digital Communication Age is the latest book from Gabriele Giacomini (Mimesis International, 2022). As the title suggests, Giacomini not only offers an analysis of historical events (predominantly based on revolutions against regimes in Myanmar, Ukraine, Iran, Egypt, Hong Kong and Belarus), but goes on to ... The Arduous Road to Revolution. Resisting Authoritarian Regimes in The Digital Communication Age.

Jonathan Hankins

Fostering Responsible Computing Research, Foundations and Practices

Earlier this summer (May of 2022) The committee on Responsible Computing Research of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the USA published a Consensus Study Report entitled Fostering Responsible Computing Research, Foundations and Practices (following a request from the National Science Foundation). I attended its virtual launch and duly downloaded the prepublication ... Fostering Responsible Computing Research, Foundations and Practices

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Open Scholarship, Responsible Innovation and Anticipatory Governance Workshop

The Open Scholarship, Responsible Innovation and Anticipatory Governance workshop was held on 29-30 June at Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK), Cultures of Research, RWTH Aachen University. Foreign Scientific Correspondent Jonathan Hankins attended and files the following report. In his introduction to the workshop, René von Schomberg shared his view that a well-developed open scholarship science system ... Open Scholarship, Responsible Innovation and Anticipatory Governance Workshop

Jonathan Hankins

Resources from Voedsel Anders

I recently attended the 2022 Voedsel Anders conference held at Wageningen University on 10 – 11 June. This particular University is a fitting place for such a gathering as it is home to Wageningen Food and Biobased Research institution, where ‘with our clients and partners, we can create economical viable and sustainable solutions to contribute ... Resources from Voedsel Anders

Jonathan Hankins

Some Take-aways from the Sustainable Research Symposium 2022

After a COVID enforced two-year hiatus, I was pleased to physically step back into my first in-person symposium this month, the Sustainable Research Symposium 2022. This was the second such simposium, hosted on 19 May this year by the Dutch section of Green Labs, an organization described as a community and resources platform for sustainable ... Some Take-aways from the Sustainable Research Symposium 2022

Jonathan Hankins