In this article, the authors (Richard Owen, René von Schomberg and Phil Macnaghten) reflect on a decade of Responsible Research and Innovation as a discourse emerging from the European Commission 10 years ago. They discuss the foundations for RRI, its emergence during the Seventh Framework programme and its subsequent evolution during Horizon 2020. They discuss how an original vision for RRI became framed around five so-called ‘keys’: gender, open access, science communication, ethics and public engagement.
They consider the prospects for RRI within the context of the EC’s Open Science agenda and Horizon Europe programme, before closing with some reflections on the contribution RRI has made to debates concerning the relationship between science, innovation and society over the last decade.
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