Monitoring the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation (MoRRI)

MoRRI is a service set up in late 2014 and lasting until spring 2018. The team providing MoRRI is lead by Technopolis Consulting Group Belgium and involving leading European organisations and individual experts. Among the core partners are the University of Aarhus, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), CWTS from the University of Leiden, as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, INGENIO from the University of Valencia, the University of Athens, the University College London (UCL), and SPRU from the University of Sussex.

The project’s main objective is “to provide scientific evidence, data, analysis and policy intelligence to support directly Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG-RTD) research funding activities and policy-making activities in relation with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)”.

The broad objective implies a cascade of work that includes conceptualising and operationalizing, de-veloping a sound data collection approach before data can be collected and analysed, and conclusions and recommendations can be drawn.

The study will cover defined RRI dimensions. In terms of geographic scope, the assignment will cover all EU-28 countries and as far as possible and relevant, countries associated to FP7 and H2020.

Expected results will be disseminated through annual monitoring reports on the developments of RRI dimensions, scientific notes will that will address individual RRI dimensions and a summarising policy note. Furthermore there will be reports on RRI benefits and a final report.

The project will use a mix of methods such as a literature review, interviews, case studies, surveys and it will explore future trends in a visioning workshop and discuss the outcomes in a larger dissemination context.


10/2014 - 03/2018


  • European Commission, DG Research & Innovation


  • Technopolis Group, Belgium
  • Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria
  • Ingenio, Spain
  • SPRU, United Kingdom
  • University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • University of Athens, Greece
  • University College London, United Kingdom