Experimentation, learning, and dialogue: an RRI-inspired approach to dual-use of concern

Date

2022-07-18

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Taylor & Francis

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

Responsible Research and Innovation is promoted by research funders and scientific communities as a way to place societal needs and values at the centre of research and innovation. In practice, however, legal compliance still tends to dominate the RRI agenda. In order to move beyond the dominance of legal compliance and address a broader societal agenda, this article argues that RRI requires: (1) a productive intertwining of research and practice; (2) the integration of anticipation, reflection, engagement, and action (AREA) in a non-linear process; and (3) an experimental approach. Based on this framework, this article draws on our experience of developing and institutionalizing an RRI-inspired approach to address dual-use and misuse issues in the EU-funded Human Brain Project. Our experience suggests that the four dimensions of the AREA framework work better not as separate stages but rather being flexibly intertwined to enable experimentation, learning, and dialogue.

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open access article

Keywords

Responsible Research and Innovation, dual-use, AREA framework, experimentation, learning, dialogue

Citation

Ulnicane, I., Mahfoud, T. and Salles, A. (2022) Experimentation, learning, and dialogue: an RRI-inspired approach to dual-use of concern. Journal of Responsible Innovation,

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Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)