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Metrics and indicators of Responsible Research and Innovation

Metrics and indicators of Responsible Research and Innovation

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

This deliverable is the second of two reports within Task 3 of the MoRRI project. The objective of Task 3 is to construct, identify, and specify relevant metrics and indicators to be used in the subsequent RRI monitoring. Whereas the purpose of the previous report (D.3.1) was to synthesise and assess existing indicators and data on RRI, this report (D.3.2) will [a] pin down the final, core set of 36 RRI indicators, [b] provide as detailed descriptions of each indicator as possible, and [c] specify the primary and secondary data guiding the data-collection in Task 4.

The first part of D. 3.2 (i.e. Chapter 2) describes and discusses the methodological approaches and classificatory schemes applied – and the various analytical considerations involved – in the selection of the final 36 RRI indicators. Moreover, this part accounts for the structure and content of the data collection fiche providing transparent and detailed instructions for the collection of primary and secondary data in Task 4.

The second part of the report (i.e. Chapters 3 and 4) specifies the rationales for selecting the final set of indicators for each RRI dimension, including considerations on [a] EU 28 coverage, [b] the possibility for sustained or repetitive data collection, [c] RRI conceptual coverage, [d] general quality assessment criteria, and [e] feasibility concerns. Likewise, this part, on the basis of the data collection fiches, details the characteristics of each indicator with respect to: [a] general indicator specifications, [b] assessment regarding the analytical distinctions and quality parameters specified in the context of the MoRRI project, and [c] specifications related to data collection.

Finally, the third part of the report (i.e. Chapter 5) compiles and specifies the empirical programme for harvesting the primary and secondary data across the 6 RRI dimensions. Feasibility and data administration issues related to the altogether five proposed methods for primary data collection are discussed in detail, and the final eight sources of secondary data are recapitulated. Of the 36 final RRI indicators, 23 are based on primary data and 13 on secondary, existing, data.

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