Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) aims to ensure the sustainability, acceptability and desirability of research processes and outputs. The ORBIT project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Its purpose is to provide services to promote RRI across the UK ICT research community. It aims to move beyond ICT and the UK and will provide RRI services and knowledge to all interested parties.
De Montfort and Oxford Universities have pleasure in announcing that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have agreed to provide the necessary funding to create a new organisation to deliver Responsible Research and Innovation services. This new entity will be called ORBIT, and will provide information and services to the ICT research and development communities to support them in undertaking their work responsibly. It will be a community resource allowing the exchange of information, networking and reflection on ICT research. By helping research stakeholders harness their creativity and imagination, it will contribute to better research processes and outcomes, thus ensuring that ICT research and innovation are socially desirable and acceptable.