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RESBIOS - new project under Horizon 2020 programme

The activities within the project will result in institutional changes in five key areas of RRI, e.g. social engagement, education, gender equality, open access, ethics.

The RESBIOS project (RESponsible research and innovation grounding practices in BIOSciences), which has a reference to the STARBIOS2 project already conducted at the University of Bremen under the Horizon 2020 programme, aims to develop guidelines and create a model of the RRI concept (Responsible Research and Innovation) for research institutions in the field of biology and other related sciences. The main objective of the new project is to implement RRI practices, on the basis of the experience gained through the STARBIOS2 project, in five new research organisations from different countries through a dedicated package of actions. The activity will result in the institutional changes of these organisations in five key areas of RRI, e.g. social engagement, education, gender equality, open access, ethics. Selected STARBIOS2 project partners, who have been implementing RRI action plans in their institutions leading to structural change, will take on the role of "mentors" to "beginner" partners and as experienced organisations will provide advice, examples and support.

The RESBIOS project will be implemented by the consortium coordinated by Tor Vergata University in Rome which includes 12 partners from 11 countries. It will start at the 01st of January 2020 and will last three years. The budget of the Project amounts to EUR 1.5 million.

The Project Manager on the side of the University of Bremen is Prof. Dr. Doris Elster - Head of the Department Biology Didactics at the Institute of Science Education from the Faculty Biology and Chemistry at the University of Bremen.