The Interdisciplinary Study on RRI barriers, conducted by Bielefeld University during the first two years, is one of the most relevant elements of the NUCLEUS project. More than 100 leading representatives of universities and research institutes across Euope have been interviewed and asked about their expectations, worries, visions and suggestions on how to conduct and implement RRI in their institutions. The results of this study will be presented by Prof. Dr. Martin Carrier at the NUCLEUS Annual Conference on October 5 in Hanover, Germany. The title of his talk will be: “Judging the Socially Responsible Nature of Research and Innovation: Options and Obstacles”.
Martin Carrier is professor of philosophy at Bielefeld University and director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I2SoS). His research has dealt with historical changes in science and scientific method, theory-ladenness and empirical testability, and addresses presently the relationship between science and values and science operating at the interface with society. In this latter field he focuses on methodological changes imposed on science by the pressure of practice. Carrier is a member of the “German Academy of Science Leopoldina,” the “Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences,” the “Academia Europaea, and the “European Academy of Sciences.” He was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Association (DFG) for 2008, the Blaise-Pascal-Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities for 2015 (conferred by the European Academy of Sciences), and the Canadian Diefenbaker Award for 2016.