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Ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice

The ETHNA System Project

  • Open access
  • Provides a practical and useful guide to effectively introducing research ethics in organizations
  • Includes key issues to be addressed when implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
  • Presents the outcome of the European initiative ETHNA

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 13875)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Institutional Governance of Responsible Research and Innovation

      • Marit Hovdal Moan, Lars Ursin, Giovanni de Grandis
      Pages 3-18Open Access
    3. The ETHNA System and Support Tools

      • Elsa González-Esteban
      Pages 19-37Open Access
    4. Importance and Necessity of Stakeholder Engagement

      • Lisa Häberlein, Philipp Hövel
      Pages 38-53Open Access
  3. Experiences and Lessons Learned

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55
    2. Evaluation of RRI Institutionalisation Endeavours: Specificities, Drivers, Barriers, and Good Practices Based on a Multi-stakeholder Consultation and Living Lab Experiences

      • Gábor Szüdi, Dietmar Lampert, Marko Hajdinjak, Desislava Asenova, Elsa Alves, Maya Vestergaard Bidstrup
      Pages 57-72Open Access
    3. Implementing RRI in a Non-governmental Research Institute

      • Marko Hajdinjak
      Pages 73-86Open Access
    4. Implementing RRI in a Research and Innovation Ecosystem

      • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Filipa Ferrada, Ana Inês Oliveira
      Pages 87-108Open Access
    5. Developing RRI and Research Ethics in Universities

      • Laura Bernal-Sánchez, Ramón A. Feenstra
      Pages 109-121Open Access
  4. Ethics Tools in Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Relevance and Challenges of Ethics Committees

      • Kristi Lõuk
      Pages 125-136Open Access
    3. Responsible Research and Innovation Learning Facilitation

      • Elisa Garcia-Garcia, Xavier Eekhout
      Pages 137-154Open Access
  5. Looking into the Future: Main Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171
    2. Evidence-Based Research Integrity

      • Ana Marušić
      Pages 173-187Open Access
    3. Gender Mainstreaming and RRI: The Double Challenge

      • Santiago Garcia-Campa, Rosana Sanahuja
      Pages 188-202Open Access
    4. Navigating the Future and Overcoming Challenges to Unlock Open Science

      • Eva Méndez, Pablo Sánchez-Núñez
      Pages 203-223Open Access
    5. Ethics and Development of Advanced Technology Systems in Public Administration

      • António da Costa Alexandre, Luís Moniz Pereira
      Pages 224-247Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 249-249

About this book

This Open Access book aims to present practical contributions to the ethics governance framework, the conceptualization and characteristics of ethics tools, as well as the experience gained from their application in different institutions.

Its main objective is to provide a practical and useful guide that will help other institutions to start introducing Research Ethics effectively in their organizations. The European initiative ETHNA System has designed an ethics governance framework that can be implemented following specific guidelines and tools that can help different types of institutions to promote and generate responsible research and innovation.


The papers included in this book were organized in topical sections as follows: foundations; experiences and lessons learned; ethics tools in practice; and looking into the future: main challenges.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain

    Elsa González-Esteban, Ramón A. Feenstra

  • NOVA School of Science and Technology, UNINOVA - CTS and LASI NOVA University of Lisbon, Monte da Caparica, Portugal

    Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice

  • Book Subtitle: The ETHNA System Project

  • Editors: Elsa González-Esteban, Ramón A. Feenstra, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33177-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-33176-3Published: 12 May 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-33177-0Published: 11 May 2023

  • Series ISSN: 0302-9743

  • Series E-ISSN: 1611-3349

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 249

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Computer Applications, Computers and Education, Computing Milieux

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Softcover Book USD 49.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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