Coding of Sources

Dear all,

As promised in Vienna, herewith the coding-scheme based on the diagnose-report-template that I used to code sources for the diagnose. As was noted during the meeting, applying it to do a comprehensive coding of the sources is very work intensive. Hence, following up on the suggestions made by other SL-managers, I stepped over to a more thematic approach, using the codes as a heuristic to read through the sources and find relevant quotes and points without aiming for comprehensiveness, as full-coding would require.


ID Code Coding rule
1 Line-overview  
1.1 Line-Scope General scope of the programme line (What)
1.2 Line-Objectives Objectives of the programme line (Why)
1.3 Line-Target groups Groups addressed by programme line
1.4 Line-Purpose Purpose of addressing
3 Line-Structure  
3.1 Line-Beneficiary Characteristics Characteristics of the beneficiaries: where do they come from, mainly research, industry, which countries, etc.
3.2 Line-Stakeholders Main stakeholders of the programme line.
4 Line-Awareness Evidence of awareness of RRI within a programme line.
4.1 K1-Public engagement is about co-creating the future with citizens and civil society organisations, and also bringing on board the widest possible diversity of actors that would not normally interact with each other, on matters of science and technology. (H2020 portal)
4.2 K2-Gender equality Gender balance in team and decision-making; Integrating the gender dimension in R&I content
4.3 K3-Science Literacy/Education Building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society; make science more attractive to young people, increase society’s appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities. (H2020 Portal)
4.4 K4-Open Access (open science) making research findings available free of charge for readers to improve knowledge circulation and thus innovation; open access & data (H2020 portal) R&I transparent and accessible (Geoghegan-Quinn, 2012)
4.5 K5-Ethics Ethical research conduct implies the application of fundamental ethical principles and legislation to scientific research; avoidance of any breach of research integrity; compliance with ethical principles and relevant national, EU and international legislation (H2020 portal)

ensure increased societal relevance and acceptability of research and innovation outcomes. Ethics should not be perceived as a constraint to research and innovation,

but rather as a way of ensuring high quality results. (Geoghegan-Quinn, 2012)

4.6 K6-Governance Policymakers also have a responsibility to prevent harmful or unethical developments in research and innovation. Through this key we will develop harmonious models for Responsible Research and Innovation that integrate public engagement,

gender equality, science education, open access and ethics. (Geoghegan-Quinn, 2012)

4.7 O1-Open innovation The basic premise of Open Innovation is to introduce more actors in the innovation process so that knowledge can circulate more freely and be transformed into products and services that create new markets, fostering a stronger culture of entrepreneurship.


4.8 O2-Open science to publish under Open Access, to manage (open)data, to conduct professional research and engage with citizen science. (
4.9 O3-open to the world the increasing importance of international cooperation in research and innovation and sets out the gains that the EU can make by maintaining its presence at the highest level of international scientific endeavour. […]to tackle global societal challenges.


  A1-anticipation dedicated attempt to anticipate potential problems, assess available alternatives
  A2-Inclusiveness a commitment to actively engaging a range of stakeholders for the purpose of substantively better decision making and mutual learning
  A3-Reflexivity reflect on underlying values, assumptions and, belief
  A4-Responsiveness a willingness among all participants to act and adapt according to these ideas
4.10 RRI beyond keys&Os Use of RRI not covered by EU keys & 3 O’s e.g. AIRR framework, stakeholder engagement
4.11 De-facto RRI Use of RRI type of approach without calling it RRI e.g. CSR, TA, ELSA, social innovation, midstream modulation, etc.
5 Challenge  
5.1 Ethical/societal challenge Reference to ethical, social or societal challenges, considerations and issues, moral values & norms.
5.2 Sustainability challenge Reference to ecological, sustainability, circularity, etc.
5.3 Technological Reference to technological challenge being addressed, non-social/ethical R&I
5.4 Economical Reference to economic/business value, economic progress etc.
6 EU Societal Challenge  
6.1 SC-1 Health Health, demographic change and wellbeing
6.2 SC-2 Food Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy
6.3 SC-3 Energy Secure, clean and efficient energy
6.4 SC-4 Transport Smart, green and integrated transport
6.5 SC-5 Climate Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
6.6 SC-6 Society Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
6.7 SC-7 Security Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.


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