Blog Pages


Links to recommended blog pages produced by VIRI partners and other RI researchers.

2020 Science

Written by Andrew Maynard, 2020 Science is a personal blog addressing emerging technologies, responsible innovation, risk, science communication, and the intersection between science and society.

As We Now Think

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University provides reflections, commentary, and analysis.

Debating Innovation

The Paris-based Observatory for Responsible Innovation is an independent international think tank that considers and debates new measures, concepts, and methods to foster responsibility in innovation.

Future Tense

Future Tense reports on emerging technologies, tech policy, and digital culture. Future Tense is a project from Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University.


Focus is the blog on Responsible Innovation from the Bassetti Foundation. The Foundation aims to create an environment on the web where debates can take place between those interested in problematic discussions regarding the theme of Innovation and its impact throughout history.

The Guardian: Jack Stilgoe

Jack Stilgoe teaches science policy at University College London and is an affiliated research fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge. On Twitter he is @JackStilgoe.

The Guardian: James Wilsdon

James Wilsdon is professor of research policy and director of impact and engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield. He is also chair of the Campaign for Social Science. Find him on Twitter at @jameswilsdon.

HiOA Research Group

The Responsible Innovation (RI) group is a trans-disciplinary research group at the HiOA Work Research Institute (WRI). It’s mandate is to deliver action oriented and policy relevant research in areas including the ethical, legal and social aspects of emerging science and technologies (ELSA).

Journal of Responsible Innovation

The Journal of Responsible Innovation offers an opportunity to articulate, strengthen and critique perspectives about the role of responsibility in the research and development process. The journal will also provide a forum for discussions of ethical, social and governance issues that arise in a society that places a great emphasis on innovation.





Making Science Public

Making Science Public is a University of Nottingham blog that promotes discussion of topics related to the research programme "Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities," which aims to study the opportunities that have emerged for science to be more openly practiced and debated, as well as the challenges posed by making science public. 


MATTER works with universities, individual researchers and companies to explore with them, and their stakeholders, how they can put their research and innovation skills to better use for people and the environment.

René von Schomberg

René von Schomberg is a science and technologies studies specialist and philosopher working at the European Commission since 1998 conceptualising the notion of "Responsible Research and Innovation" and developing implementation strategies on it.

Singapore Ed Lines

Xavier Pavier's blog on innovation, pedagogy and imagination in South East Asia (in french).


Soft Machines

Some personal views on nanotechnology, science and science policy from Richard Jones.

Synbiochem: RRI

Website and blog links to the RRI platform of the University of Manchester’s, Synthetic Biology Research Centre for Synthetic Biology of Fine and Specialty Chemicals.

Technology Bloggers: Jonny Hankins

Jonny Hankins is a foreign correspondent with the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation.  He is also on the the editorial board of the Journal of Responsible Innovation published by Taylor & Francis and participates in VIRI and the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability.


From the Brookings Institution, TechTank looks at new developments in mobile technology, digital education, health IT and innovation policy, among other topics.

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