Current Projects

Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation (HEIRRI)

Starting date: 01/09/2015
Finishing date: 31/08/2018

PI from UPF: Gema Revuelta

HEIRRI project, coordinated by Gema Revuelta, wants to integrate inside of educational programmes the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation”, or RRI, which implies the alignment of all the phases of R+D+i with the needs, values and expectations of society. The HEIRRI project is one of the first initiatives that Horizon2020 sets in motion in order to integrate RRI in university education with the aim of ensuring that future science and engineering professionals (and from other related fields) incorporate RRI in their activity. To do so, the project will develop a strategic plan for its 36 months of duration, including an inventory and data base of resources, the design and elaboration of training materials, their implementation in pilot experiences, internationalization actions, an evaluation process and an integral communication plan.

Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation (NERRI)

Starting date: 01/03/2013
Finishing date: 31/02/2016

PI from UPF: Gema Revuelta

The aim of the Neuro-Enhancement: Resposible Research and Innovation (NERRI) project is to contribute to the introduction of the concept “Responsible Research and Innovation” inside the field of Neuro-Enhancement and to build a normative framework to regulate its technologies. A classification with all available technologies and the hypothetical and experimental ones will be created, and MML (mobilization and mutual learning) activities will take place with the participation of researchers, citizens, politicians, industry representatives and civil society, etc.

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.