The PRISMA Responsible, Research and Innovation Toolkit helps you to:

align your research and innovation processes to societal needs and challenges, taking your organisations’ mission, vision and values as starting points;

come up with research and innovations that are responsive and even proactively confront society’s needs – both today’s as well as those we can imagine to arise in the future;

increase your market potential, reputation, and operational efficiency simultaneously.

Categorisation of tools

Most of the tools are organised along three areas based on your aspirations. Depending on your area of interest you will find different kind of tools. Most of the tools are organised along three areas, namely:  

- Opening up to the world

If you want to open up more to the world, you can look for tools to connect to (networks of) stakeholders, helping you address societal needs. You will also find tools making information accessible, contributing to your corporate accountability.

- Thinking of the future

For this area you will find tools stimulating reflection and anticipation, assisting you in meeting societal needs and values and sensitizing you to possible unintended effects

- Taking care of people and planet

You can also find tools that help you contribute to the health, safety and well-being of your employees, consumers and wider groups of stakeholders. This can help you if you want to take more care of people and planet. Also you will find tools dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability.

of tools

To help you navigate through this toolkit you will see the PRISMA’s Responsibility Map in which the three areas are depicted. For each tool an indication is given for which area you can use it.

 

The PRISMA Responsible, Research and Innovation Toolkit

Another way to select a tool of your interest is to look at the features of the tool;

  • What do you want to achieve with the tool (purpose of the tools)?
  • Where in the organization do you want to use the tool?
  • How much effort do you want put in (expertise required)?

In the schematic overview you will see the features of the tools and to which areas the tools contribute to.
Click on the link to find more information about the tool.

  Areas of attention the tools contribute to Features of the tools
Name Opening up to the world Thinking of the future Taking care of people and planet Purpose of the tools Where to use in the organisation Expertise required Organization
Matter Principles for Responsible Innovation       Inspiration and guidance Management, research self-assessment; optional with facilitator MATTER (UK)
Responsible innovation- quick-scan assessment matrix       Inspiration and guidance Management, CSR, research self-assessment Karim project (EU)
B-Impact: social and environmental impact benchmarking   x x Inspiration and guidance Management, CSR self-assessment B Corp.org
Gendered  innovations in research and innovation   x x Inspiration and guidance Management, research self-assessment European Commission
Stakeholder maps x x   Inspiration and guidance Management, CSR, research facilitator Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation (EU)
Stakeholder  engagement: Rethinking your strategy for stakeholder engagement x x   Inspiration and guidance Management, CSR, research self-assessment BSR.org
Synthetic Biology deliberation aid x x x Inspiration and guidance Management, research self-assessment and/or consultancy Forum for the future .org
Designing for values: a reflection tool to embed values in your product       Inspiration and guidance Management, CSR, research facilitator TUDELFT (NL)
Techno-moral  vignettes/scenarios: Exploring moral aspects of future technologies   x x Inspiration and guidance Management, research facilitator Rathenau Instituut (NL)
Gender equality, toolkit to improve gender equality in the organization strategy  x   x Structural change Management self-assessment Australian government
Stage-gate model   x x Structural change Management, Research facilitator and/or consultant Stage Gate Int
Sustainability method selection tool   x x Technical advice CSR, quality, safety self-assesment; optional with facilitator and/or consultant RIVM (NL)
Safe Innovation Approach: balancing risks, benefits and costs of nanomaterials   x x Technical advice Management, Research  ?? NanoReg 2
Licara NanoScan: Integrating risk assessment and life-cycle analysis for nanomaterials    x x Technical advice Management, research, quality, safety self-assesment by an expert; optional with facilitator and/or consultant LICARA project (EU)
Trusted  environment: creating a safe (technical) environment for sharing information and data x   x Technical advice Research, Quality, safety ?? Public Impact company
Embedded ethicist: Your own in-house ethical reflection practioner       Technical advice Research consultant  
RRI Consultancy        Technical advice Resarch consultant