Current Projects

INTEGRITY

Starting date: 01/10/2018

Finishing date: 31/08/2021

Member of the External Council of the project: Gema Revuelta

Summary:

The INTEGRITY project of the Erasmus+ program focuses in the need to promote integrity in the middle and secondary education in Europe, which involves a commitment to intellectual honesty and individual responsibility. For this, the project, led by the Utrecht University (The Netherlands) aims to develop and implement codes of conduct related to the integral research, to be used for students, researchers and education managers. Thus, it proposes to generate a change of behavior in students of all levels, who will be aware of the importance of responsibility in research.

The project will carry out training in Integral Research through part-time courses that will offer tools to reflect and evaluate research practices in the light of integrality. The courses will allow students and researchers to become aware of what “good conduct” means in research and be able to recognize problem situations, identify how to discuss these situations with peers and design strategies to deal with them. The goal of INTEGRITY in the long term is to integrate its results into the curriculum of all university degrees in Europe.

UPF participates in this project through the researcher Gema Revuelta, who composes the three-member Advisory Board that reviews and guides the actions within the consortium and participates in its dissemination.

 

CONCISE: Communication role on perception and beliefs of EU Citizens about Science

Starting date: 1/12/2018

Finishing date: 1/12/2023

Topic: SwafS-19-2018-2019

Members: 9

Summary:

The CONCISE Project wants to generate a debate at European level on the scientific communication that involves many actors, from the mass media and the policies creators, going through the scientific community and the industry, and even the organizations of civil society. CONCISE aims to contribute with qualitative data of citizens consultations on the channels through which the European society is informed about science, and how this information influences its opinions, beliefs and perceptions. Four specific topics will be explored: vaccines, alternative and complementary uses of medicine, genetically modified organisms and climate change. The consultations will be carried out in 5 countries Portugal, Italy, Slovakia, Poland and Spain), and in each country, 100 people will be consulted, taking into account the representation of different social groups, genres, ages, educational levels, ethnic groups, functional diversities and professional careers. The results of the CONCISE project will be scalable and their methodology, applicable to other European countries in order to improve the quality and the quantity of scientific communication in Europe.

 

SUPER_MoRRI: Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI

Starting date: 1/1/2019

Finishing date: 1/1/2024

Topic: SwafS-21-2018 – Advancing the Monitoring of the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation

Members: 9

Summary:

SUPER_MoRRI is the continuation of the MoRRI project (2014-2018), which conceptualized and implemented the first RRI monitoring system across Europe. The SUPER_MoRRI project is based on MoRRI and continues its work, guaranteeing continued data collection and its protection, as well as an extensive evaluation and improvement of the MoRRI indicators. The intention of SUPER_MoRRI is to go beyond the technical efforts of MoRRI and develop a better scientific understanding of the diverse and complex relationships between RRI’s policies and practices, as well as its social, democratic, economic and scientific implications. These theoretical advances, together with the collection of data, make up a more mature monitoring system, with robust, realistic, responsible and easy-to-implement indicators. The MoRRI consortium has been complemented by SUPER_MoRRI with interdisciplinary agents who have experience in RRI.

 

 

Quiral Report

The Quiral Report summarizes annually the analysis of health and medicine information published in the most widespread newspapers in Spain. Emerging from a joint initiative between Fundació Vila Casas and the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2000, the Quiral Report has become an important sociological tool: an annual reference of the greatest health concerns of our society and their impact on the media.


ResAGorA – RRITrends

IP from UPF: Gema Revuelta

In the framework of the Res-AGorA project (Responsible Research and Innovation in a Distributed Anticipatory Governance Frame. A Constructive Socio-normative Approach), RRITrends main objective is monitoring and visualizing data and information on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in 16 European countries.


Local Impact of Actions for the Promotion of Scientific Culture and Innovation in Six Spanish Cities

IP from UPF: Gema Revuelta
General counselling: Vladimir de Semir

The project aims to analyze the local impact of the activities that promote scientific culture in different Spanish cities, studying the long term effects of these initiatives and in three dimensions: the public who participates in the actions (citizenship), the local environment (city) and actors participating in the actions (organizers, researchers, teachers, journalists, politicians, representatives of the administration and industry, etc.).

The study is based on the methodology developed on the European project PLACES (The PLACES Toolkit for the Impact Assessment of Science Communication Initiatives and Policies).


Online video as a tool for science communication (Videonline)

IP: Bienvenido León (Universidad de Navarra)
IP from UPF: Gema Revuelta

3-year research project (2013-2016) that focuses on the study of the narratives of online video as a tool for science information and popularization. This study starts from the analysis of narrative trends and patterns used in online science video, paying special attention to a selection of quality examples developed by producers of Spain and other countries.