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dc.contributor.authorShelley-Egan, Clare
dc.contributor.authorDahl Gjefsen, Mads
dc.contributor.authorNydal, Rune
dc.identifier.citationShelley-Egan C, Dahl Gjefsen M, Nydal R. Consolidating RRI and Open Science: Understanding the potential for transformative change. Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 2020;16(7):1-14en
dc.description.abstractIn European research and innovation policy, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Open Science (OS) encompass two co-existing sets of ambitions concerning systemic change in the practice of research and innovation. This paper is an exploratory attempt to uncover synergies and differences between RRI and OS, by interrogating what motivates their respective transformative agendas. We offer two storylines that account for the specific contexts and dynamics from which RRI and OS have emerged, which in turn offer entrance points to further unpacking what ‘opening up’ to society means with respect to the transformative change agendas that are implicit in the two agendas. We compare differences regarding the ‘how’ of opening up in light of the ‘why’ to explore common areas of emphasis in both OS and RRI. We argue that while both agendas align with mission-oriented narratives around grand societal challenges, OS tends to emphasize efficiency and technical optimisation over RRI’s emphasis on normative concerns and democracy deficits, and that the two agendas thus contrast in their relative legitimate emphasis on doable outcomes versus desirable outcomes. In our conclusion, we reflect on the future outlook for RRI and OS’ co-existence and uptake, and on what their respective ambitions for transformation might mean for science-society scholars and scholarship.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCSE would like to acknowledge previous research carried out as part of the Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice (RRI-Practice) project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society programme (grant no. 709637). RN would like to acknowledge funding from the Programme on Responsible Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility at The Research Council of Norway (Crosssover reseach 2 grant no. 247727).en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLife Sciences, Society and Policy;16, Article number: 7 (2020)
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licenseen
dc.subjectOpen scienceen
dc.subjectResearch policiesen
dc.subjectInnovation policiesen
dc.subjectTransformative changesen
dc.subjectResponsible research
dc.subjectResponsible innovation
dc.titleConsolidating RRI and Open Science: Understanding the potential for transformative changeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typePeer revieweden
dc.source.journalLife Sciences, Society and Policy
dc.relation.projectIDEC/H2020: 709637
dc.relation.projectIDNorges forskningsråd: 247727

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