Organisational aspects of societal involvement in research: A literature review

Sarah Davies, Ariadne Sevgi Avkiran

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The report provides an overview of literature that describes and analyses organisational aspects of societal involvement in research. There have been widespread moves to incorporate societal perspectives and values in research, in the form of responsible research and innovation (RRI) as well as through other initiatives. Co-creation is one form of societal involvement in research that seeks to empower citizens and collaboratively produce knowledge. In this context, research organisations include both research funding and research conducting organisations where embedding of societal involvement involves institutionalisation at a number of scales: from governmental policy to the culture of specific organisations. Both drivers of and barriers to institutional embedding operate at structural, cultural, and interchange levels, and thus include the use or misuse of specific structures or regulation, the culture of organisations, and interactions with other organisations or wider society. There is a research gap around organisational aspects of co-creation in particular, and conflicting research concerning the role of organisations in supporting RRI and other responsibility-enhancing practices.
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 30 März 2023

ÖFOS 2012

  • 509017 Wissenschaftsforschung