Current Projects

INTEGRITY

  • Dates: 01/10/2018 – 08/31/2021
  • Member of the External Council of the project: Gema Revuelta

Summary:

The INTEGRITY project of the Erasmus + program addresses the need to promote integrity in secondary and secondary education in Europe, which involves a commitment to intellectual honesty and individual responsibility. For this, the project led by the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) aims to develop and implement codes of conduct related to comprehensive research, to be used by 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 blended 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

  • Dates: 1/12/2018 – 11/31/2020
  • Topic: SwafS-19-2018-2019
  • Members: 9

Summary:

The CONCISE Project wants to generate a debate at a European level on scientific communication involving many actors, from the media and policy makers, through the scientific community and industry, and even civil society organizations. CONCISE aims to contribute with qualitative data of citizen consultations on the channels through which European society is informed about science, and how this information influences their 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, genders, ages, educational levels, ethnic groups, diversities functional and professional careers. The results of the CONCISE project will be scalable and its methodology applicable to other European countries to improve the quality and quantity of scientific communication in Europe.

 

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

  • Dates: 1/1/2019 – 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 in Europe. The SUPER_MoRRI project is based on MoRRI and continues its tasca, guaranteeing the continuous collection of data 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 different and complex relationships between RRI policies and practices, as well as their social, democratic, economic and scientific implications. These theoretical advances, together with the collection of data, configure 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 and with experience in RRI.

 

Analysis of citizen participation in science in Spain

  • Dates: 01/01/2018 – 03/31/2019
  • Researchers at UPF: Gema Revuelta and Carolina Llorente

The objective of this study is to identify inspiring practices of citizen participation in science that have been carried out in the Spanish territory during the period 2015-2017. It is a project that brings together two basic points for the development of society: the need to promote scientific culture and citizen participation. Involving citizens allows them to take more responsibility in decision-making and take their opinion into account.

This study is funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) with official reference FCT-17-12472.

 

Reconfiguring Research and Innovation Constellations (RiConfigure)

  • Dates: 05/01/2018 – 04/30/2021
  • Principal investigator of the UPF: Gema Revuelta
  • More information: http://riconfigure.eu/

The RiConfigure project wants to favor the diversification of the groups involved in research and innovation (R & I) through the participation of several stakeholders and the dissemination and education among professionals and legislators. The project will develop four Social Laboratories (“Social Labs”) focused on the participation, respectively, of people from research, industry, the public sector and civil society. Each group will explore how to initiate and develop trans-sectoral collaborations in R & I. The project will be complemented with more than one hundred empirical case studies, which will serve the project to develop a conceptual framework to favor new collaborations in R & I.

Fostering a Next Generation of European Photovoltaic Society through Open Science (GRECO)

  • Dates: 06/01/2018 – 05/31/2021
  • Principal investigator of the UPF: Gema Revuelta

The GRECO project wants to put Open Science into practice through a research project in photovoltaic energy. GRECO wants to demonstrate that greater social support leads to an increase in the use and integration in the electricity grid of photovoltaic technology. Thus, with an approach based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and citizen participation, GRECO proposes solutions to increase the useful life of technology, reduce its costs with higher performance and bring innovations in agriculture and architecture.

Link to the GRECO website: https://www.greco-project.eu/

Link to the Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8GHEox39_lmkV_gB_BLMew

 

Quiral project

Analysis of health and medicine information published in conventional media (press, radio and television) and social networks. Emerged from a joint initiative between the Vila Casas Foundation and the Pompeu Fabra University.

It has become an important sociological instrument: an annual reference of the major concerns of our society in the health field and its impact on the media.