What does VIRI do?
VIRI’s mission is to develop and disseminate a sophisticated conceptual and operational understanding of Responsible Innovation (RI) by facilitating collaborative research, training and outreach activities among a broad partnership of academic and non-academic institutions.
VIRI continues to:
Perform interlinked empirical, reflexive and normative research in a collaborative and comparative mode to explore and develop key concepts in RI;
Develop curricular material and support educational exchanges of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty;
Create a dynamic online community to represent the breadth of the institute and its multi-lateral activities;
Disseminate outputs from across the institute through its own and partner channels encouraging broad sharing of its research and educational findings.
VIRI will pursue these activities with founding academic partners in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Brazil and Canada.
To read more about it, please see the article published in ASU News: 'Virtual institute' brings scholars together to advance responsible innovation.
James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
VIRI is supported by the National Science Foundation under collective agreement #1257246. VIRI is currently hosted by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.