The Miguel Sánchez-Mazas Chair (CMSM) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) was established in 2000 with the aim of researching and intervening on the science, technology, innovation, society axis in its historical, philosophical, societal and political dimensions. Its work is oriented both through theoretical and empirical studies aimed at Scientific and Tecnological Development in its Societal Context, Science and Technology Assessment, Social Perception on Science, Technology and Innovation, and Socio-technical Integration in Science and Technology Policy. CMSM leads the education program GAZE founded in 2008, aimed at promoting responsible research among students of Basque universities and funded by the regional government. A. Ibarra is the Program Director.

VIRI Leader Andoni Ibarra is director of the Miguel Sánchez-Mazas Chair at the University of the Basque Country.

Member since 2015

Selected RRI Publications

Rodríguez, H. 2016. “From objective to constituted risk: an alternative approach to safety in strategic technological innovation in the European Union”, Journal of Risk Research, 19(1): 42-55.


Rodríguez, Hannot. 2014. "From Objective to Constituted Risk: An Alternative Approach to Safety in Strategic Technological Innovation in the European Union." Journal of Risk Research. DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2014.940596.


Rodríguez, Hannot, Erik Fisher, and Daan Schuurbiers. 2013. "Integrating Science and Society in European Framework Programmes: Trends in Project-Level Solicitations." Research Policy 42 (5): 1126-37.


Eizagirre, Andoni. 2013. "Las Percepciones Sociales en Europa Sobre el Rol de la Ciencia y la Tecnología." Revista de Estudios Sociales 47: 67-78


Eizagirre, A., Rodríguez, H., Ibarra, A. 2017. “Politicizing Responsible Innovation: Responsibility as Inclusive Governance”, International Journal of Innovation Studies, 1(1): 20-36.


Ibarra, Andoni. 2012. "Epistemic Networks: New Subjects for New Forms of (Scientific) Knowledge Production." Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STI-Studies) 8 (1): 61-74.


Castro Spila, Javier, Liliana Rocca, Andoni Ibarra, and Julieta Barrenechea. 2012. “Políticas Regionales de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación: El Caso de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco – España.” In Trayectorias y Contextos. Políticas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación en Argentina y España, eds. Jesus Sebastián and Mario Albornoz. Madrid, CSIC: 229-264.

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