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Issue #3

May 2017

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As NUCLEUS prepares to begin implementing RRI strategies at test sites in November, the project is relying more than ever on partners sharing experiences and learning from each other. Read on to learn more about our partners, recent meetings and upcoming events!

New to the Project? Here's what you need to know:

NUCLEUS is a four-year, Horizon 2020 project investigating how to bring Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to life in universities and research institutions. Beginning in 2017, NUCLEUS will implement new policies and programming in international test sites to understand the DNA of RRI. Intrigued? Learn more here.

Beijing Science Festival

Getting Ready for the Embedded Nuclei

Testing new RRI approaches in universities

NUCLEUS is dreaming big, but how are we staying grounded in reality? Our Embedded Nuclei working group has been meeting over the last six months to plan for the launch of 10 pilot sites in November 2017. Their work addresses the practicalities of culture and policy change, like self-assessment, job descriptions and setting key progress indicators. The next meeting, based on the theme "Roadmap to Reality", will be held June 22-23, 2017 and be hosted by Ilia State University.

Hannover City Hall

NUCLEUS Conference 2017

Save the date

Planning for this year's NUCLEUS Conference, taking place 5-6 October, is underway! We hope we will see you in Hannover, Germany. For conference updates, be sure to subscribe here.

Mobile Nuclei meeting notes

Mobile Nuclei

New formats and flexibility

The Mobile Nuclei working group is developing RRI modules to implement in different environments. More details on their first meeting, held 28 May, 2017 in Leuven, Belgium, to come soon!

NUCLEUS Advisory Committee Meeting
NUCLEUS Consortium group photo

Meet the Consortium


Get to know some of our Nucleists better! Read about: University of Aberdeen, University of Twente, Dublin City University and Ilia State University.

RRI Field Trip: Civil Society

New LinkedIn Group

Connect with us!

The new group is a space to share good RRI reads and discussion - and if there's an upcoming conference, see who's available for a meet-up. Join us online!


Follow NUCLEUS on Facebook!
Flags of EU and Belgium

Project Review Meeting

Looking back and looking ahead

NUCLEUS has received the European Commission's feedback on its first 15 months! The evaluation was positive overall, highlighting strengths of the project like its focus on university governance and its strong involvement of international partners. The review also constructively discussed areas that will need special attention in the future, like cross-linking to other projects in the RRI landscape. Next stop: implementation!

Flags of EU and Belgium

Coming up soon...

Events, conferences and NUCLEUS meetings

External: Global Health Lecture Series

1 June, 2017 (Heidelberg, Germany)

Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University) will give a talk titled, "Making medical research socially robust: Communication as the key to anticipate social implications of science" as part of the Georg Forster Global Health Society's lecture series.

External: Beijing International Science Communication Conference

6-8 June, 2017 (Beijing, China)

The conference is hosted by NUCLEUS partner BAST, the Beijing Association for Science and Technology. The programme includes an invited talk (6 June) and a training session (7 June) by Anne Dijkstra (University of Twente).

External: European Conference for Science Journalists 2017

26-30 June, 2017 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The programme includes:
- "Reinventing science journalism in the age of disintermediation", a talk (27 June) by Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University)
- "Help me do my job", a NUCLEUS Science Journalists Network workshop (29 June) coordinated by Berit Viuf (EUSJA) and Gorm Palmgren (EUSJA)
- A focus group session on RRI and science journalism (date to be determined) conducted by Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University)

External: Science in Public Conference 2017

10-12 July, 2017 (Sheffield, UK)

The programme will include a NUCLEUS session titled, "Making Upstream Mainstream", with contributions by NUCLEUS partners Peter Broks (Rhine-Waal University), Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University) and Caitriona Mordan (Dublin City University).

NUCLEUS: Embedded Nuclei Working Group Meetings

22-23 June, 2017 (Tbilisi, Georgia)

NUCLEUS: Annual Conference 2017

5-6 October, 2017 (Hannover, Germany)
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NUCLEUS Conference 2017: New City Hall in Hanover (Thomas Wolf, Creative Commons).
FUNDING This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 664932. The project is coordinated by Rhine-Waal University, Germany.
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