University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Approved funding for the project Horizon 2020: RESBIOS - RESponsible research and innovation grounding practices in BIOSciencies

Duration: 1. 1. 2020 - 31. 12. 2022

Project description:

RESBIOS aims to deeply embed RRI practices within 4 RPOs in the field of Biosciences from 4 European countries, through the implementation of RRI Grounding Actions (GAs), to achieve sustainable institutional changes in the various institutions, related to RRI keys, according to the MoRRI indicators and Sustainable Development Goals. The project is focused on the biosciences sector which is one of the crossroads in the relations between science and society. The project will set a mutual learning environment including the four partners implementing GAs (“RRI beginners”), some “RRI mentors” having already participated in an EU project about RRI in biosciences, partners experienced in Evaluation and Technical assistance, an international scientific Advisory Board, representatives of other EU projects, and representatives of Quadruple Helix actors. RESBIOS is composed of 8 Work Packages: WP1 Co-design of GAs; WP2 GAs on Education; WP3 GAs on Open Access and Ethics; WP4 GAs on Citizens engagement and Gender equality; WP5 Supporting Institutional Change; WP6 Mutual Learning and Evaluation; WP7 Communication, Dissemination and Evaluation; WP8 Management.

The leading institution is Universita degli Studi di Roma „Tor Vergata“ and the University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture is one of the 12 partners from 11 European countries that will implement RRI practices. The estimated project cost is €1,499,940.00. Persons in charge of the proposal at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture are Assoc. Prof. Nikica Šprem, PhD (principal investigator), Assis. Prof. Toni Safner, PhD and Andrea Rezić, MSc.