The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Carter Walter Bloch

Responsible research and innovation in Europe: A cross-country comparative analysis

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The objective of this article is to contribute to the emerging attempts to foster empirical, quantitative approaches to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and to provide a low-resolution map of the European RRI landscape, which can serve as a vehicle for international learning. The article presents indicators of RRI aimed at characterising countries. It examines the empirical structure of the data collected in the 'Monitoring the evolution and benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation' (MoRRI) project and reports patterns across Europe. Factor analysis is applied to identify 11 empirically-anchored dimensions of RRI. Based on indices for these dimensions, cluster analysis reveals four distinct clusters of countries. These results point to diversity regarding the empirically-manifest components of RRI as well as diversity in the RRI profiles of the 28 European Union Member States.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience and Public Policy
Pages (from-to)198-209
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Cluster analysis, Factor analysis, Indicators, RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation

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