Co-Change supports the implementation of institutional change among research and innovation actors in the areas of research ethics, open science, stakeholder engagement, science education, gender equality and sustainability. The partners form a network of research organisations, research funding and government agencies, firms, ethics councils, and civil society organisations. Together, they develop tools and practices for responsible research and innovation, for example, to reflect on internal norms, values and practices, and to build capacity for governance and management, ethical and social impact monitoring, and assessment.
2023. 11. 18. RRIzing Lab works on the transformation of HEIs - CoP Workshop by CATALISI project The Co-Change Labs live on! The RRIzing Lab at the Faculty of Agriculture (PFNS), University of Novi Sad, contributed their open access and gender equality insights to a workshop for the transformation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
2023. 11. 17. AIT AI Ethics Lab cooperates with the Austrian Civil Service: A Practical Guide to Ethical AI in the Public Administration Emerging from the Co-Change project, the AIT AI Ethics Lab was commissioned to create a practical guide for the ethical use of AI in the public administration.
2023. 10. 03. Responsible Innovation for Wicked Societal Challenges - a dissertation born from Co-Change Innovators are increasingly called upon to help resolve societal challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and social injustice. The complexity, uncertainty, and contestation associated with such wicked problems require them to leverage approaches that help navigate normative and epistemic considerations for decision-making. A large number of scholars and practitioners believe that the procedural approach of Responsible Innovation could offer this. Responsible Innovation aims to align innovations with societal values and worldviews through forms of anticipation, inclusion, reflexivity, and responsiveness.
- Digitalisation and Ethics Experts from the AIT AI Ethics Lab and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport will provide the course "Digitalisation and Ethics - How to apply ethical principles in a digitalised administration?" at the Austrian Federal Academy of Public Administration.
- Eu-SPRI 2023 Conference Eu-SPRI 2023 Conference Call for Papers is now open! Deadline for abstract submission: 23rd Jan 23, 23:59 GMT. We're inviting submissions of abstracts based on original research engaging with the theme of 'Research with Impact' and broader STI themes!
- STS Conference Graz 2023 The 21th Annual STS Conference Graz 2023 „Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies“ samples a number of thematic fields as a guideline to address contemporary challenges of the interplay between science, technology and society. The call for session proposals is open until the 3rd of November.
The Co-Change Labs are spaces for experimentation, where we work to better address societal challenges. The lab teams produce customised tools to make research and innovation more responsible. Our cooperation partners operate as a network of research performing, and research funding organisations as well as various societal stakeholders. Some labs are more technology-specific, e.g., oriented towards artificial intelligence and autonomous systems technologies. Other labs are more oriented at specific practices, e.g., working on open science, gender equality, and sustainability.More about change labs
- Responsible innovation and societal challenges: The multi-scalarity dilemma Publication
- Towards responsible standardisation: investigating the importance of responsible innovation for standards development Publication
- Operationalizing contested problem-solution spaces: The case of Dutch circular construction Publication