FECYT participates in the European Project ETHNA System
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) participates in the European project ETHNA System funded by the European Commission. This H2020 project aims at developing and ethical governance system for research and iinovation organization under the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The governance system will build upon the Living Lab concept and the outputs of other RRI-related European projects.
Along 3 years, 10 partners from 8 European countries led by the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) will collaborate in the development, testing and implementation of the system in 6 of the consortium’s organizations: 2 universities, 2 technology centre and 2 funding organizations. The ultimate goal is developing an implementation methodology that could be adopted by any organization.
FECYT’s participation in the project is linked to the providing support in the design and implementation process due to its mission of strengthening the link between science and society, and promoting open science. Furthermore, due to the expected impact that such a governance system could have over the research staff, the links with the EURAXESS initiative, which provides career development support to researchers, will be key along the system’s design phase.
The Kick-off meeting of the project took place in Castellón in the 30 and 31 of January 2020 and was opened by the rector of UJI, Eva Alcón.