On 15th and 16th of June, members of the University Jaume I CATALISI team had the opportunity to participate in the ETHNA SYSTEM Final Conference on Ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice in Castellón de la Plana (Spain).
ETHNA is a European project focused on promoting internal management to ensure responsible research and innovation (RRI) within universities. Elsa González Esteban, from UJI’s research group “Ethics and Democracy” and also a CATALISI member, is the main researcher of the project.
CATALISI member Carlota Carretero made a notable impact by presenting a poster that explained the project’s general approach, intervention areas, and UJI’s specific transformative goals for the institution.
Top management representatives from UJI’s government attended the conference, as well as national and international experts in research innovation and research ethics, such as Eva Méndez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) or Ana Marušić (University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia). During the poster walk, experiences and impressions were shared with other participants, including colleagues from APRE, CATALISI coordinator. The conference was a great chance to learn more about the transformations currently being carried out in research assessment, open access and research ethics. In addition, its content came across as inspiring and as a great next step to discuss different viewpoints on complex issues with such a huge impact on researchers’ careers and science development.