JERRI - Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation



Joining Efforts for RRI – JERRI – aims to contribute to deeply institutionalizing practices and attitudes of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the European Research Area. For this purpose JERRI is orchestrating a deep RRI transition process within the two largest European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs), the German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO. The process is conceptualized as an intense mutual learning process between the two organizations, a wider circle of RTOs, and stakeholders across Europe. Thus, JERRI will exploit the unique mediating function of RTOs to catalyze RRI transition processes in industry, society and policy across the European research and innovation landscape.


  • development of specific RRI goals within Fraunhofer and TNO, based on existing good practices, and in close interaction with stakeholders, for the following five key dimensions: Ethics, Societal Engagement, Gender Equality and Gender in Research and Innovation Content, Science Education, Open Access
  • set up of action plans for each key dimension followed by the realization of RRI practices in pilot cases
  • organisational change process accompanied by deep institutionalisation theoretical framework and impact monitoring
  • distribution of good practices among internal and external stakeholders and further RTOs
  • international mutual learning on good RRI practices at both the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Arizona State University (ASU) 

The project runs fromJune 2016 until May 2019 under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 / Science with and for Society programme (SwafS).



Dr. Philine Warnke
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Breslauer Strasse 48
76139 Karlsruhe

+49 721 6809-326

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 709747.