Background of the RRI toolbox
Within the framework of the EU-project Starbios2-Structural Transformation to Sustainable BIOSciences-the idea of a RRI Toolbox has emerged. First, the idea of a Gender Toolbox of the Fraunhofer Institute was taken up and then extended to include the further RRI dimensions „Societal Engagement“, „Education“, „Ethics“ and „Open Access“. The toolbox provides a compact overview of measures and practical examples of the University of Bremen regarding the individual RRI dimensions, as well as general information.
Good Practice Examples
The concept of RRI combines aspects of scientific work and principles, that are followed by many researchers already. To support the implementation of RRI into research projects, current projects at the University of Bremen are analyzed and actions and processes connected to RRI outlined. These examples may facilitate the realization of RRI in future research projects.
The analyses are conducted mainly via internet recherché. The project website, reporting about it by funders, stakeholders and press as well as scientific journals and conference websites were investigated. Where possible, questions about the projects were answered by the researchers themselves.
Innovation and Knowledge transfer of project outcomes we investigated in projects of FB02 from the University of Bremen via our developed interview analysis tool. It was modified from the TranSTEP analysis tool. Many of the projects are not available online any more, but we want to present the following projects as good transfer practice examples.
- Learning about Sex and Gender: Video
- Integrating Sex & Gender in Health Research: Online Training Modules
- Gendered Innovation: Website University of Stanford
- Toolkit Gender in EU-funded Research
- EC: She Figures 2018
- EC: Enhancing Excellence, Gender Equality and Efficiency in Research and Innovation
Gender at University of Bremen:
Gender Conscious Organizational Culture
- Diversity Strategy of the University of Bremen (only in german): The Diversity Strategy serves as a guideline for a dynamic understanding of diversity at the University of Bremen and its anchoring in research, teaching and administration.
- Central Women’s Representative (only in german): The central Women’s Representatives of the University of Bremen advises and supports the university management in the implementation of the legal mandate of women’s promotion and gender equality according to the BremHG. Its goal is to identify and eliminate inequalities between the sexes at the University of Bremen in cooperation with relevant university political actors and to achieve more gender equality in the science system.
- Decentralized Women’s Representative (only in german): The decentralized Women’s Representatives contribute to a large extent to the legal mandate of promoting women and gender equality. University professors, academic staff and students will find advice and support from the Women’s Representatives of their department if they are disadvantaged.
Compatibility of Private and Professional Life
- Audit Family Friendly College
- AG Family Friendly Study
- Dual Career Service
- Children on the Campus (only in german): Students or employees with children will sooner or later have to take them to the campus. As the University of Bremen makes every effort to make their campus more family-friendly, this can also be a great experience for the children. Here you will find information about family-relevant places at the University of Bremen.
- UNI KLEX – Childcare fLEXible
- Childcare Support near the Campus
- Childcare in Bremen (only in german): The Bremen Child Care Compass provides information on all childcare facilities in the city of Bremen. On the pages the offers are united for all age groups and of all carriers. It also contains information about the registration process and the expected costs.
- Holiday Activities 2019 for Children
Career promotion of women
Gender conscious research
Visibility of women in science
Open Access Toolbox
Open Access in Biosciences
Open Access at the University of Bremen
- Website about OA of SuUB
- OA Policy University of Bremen (only in german)
- Criteria for OA Support/Funding
- ELIB SuUB Bremen Repository
- OA Handout for Faculty 2 of the University of Bremen
For further advice on publishing you can contact Benjamin Ahlborn, the representative of Open Access at the library:
- EC: The European Charter for Researcher/The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
- DFG: Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice (1998/2013)
- DFG: Rules of Procedure for Dealing with Scientific Misconduct (only in german)
- EC: Ethics & data protection
- EC: Precautionary Principle
- EC: FAIR-Guidelines
- UN: Convention of Biological Diversity
- The German National Biodiversity Action Plan
- EC: Biodiversity Strategy 2020
Ethics at the University of Bremen
- Website of the Ethics Committee
- Order to ensure Good Scientific Practice
- Ethics – Rules of Procedure at the University of Bremen
- UNI-HB Recommendations Research Data (only in german): The recommendations for dealing with research data are addressed to all members of the University of Bremen and are based on the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable und Reusable) of the European Commission.
- Copyright for the University (only in german): Decision support answers frequently asked questions about copyright for teaching and research. The key questions provide you with specific information about a specific copyright issue. The knowledge platform provides in-depth information on various topics. The glossary explains important terms briefly.
Scientific writing at the University of Bremen
- Guide to write a Bachelor Thesis in FB02 (only German): The aim of the present guideline is to give students of Department 2 (Biology / Chemistry) at the University of Bremen information and assistance in writing their bachelor theses.
- Offers of the „Studierwerkstatt“ (only in german): Here you will receive the interdisciplinary tools that will bring you safely through your studies – from the introductory course to the master’s thesis. As a central institution of the university we support you with techniques and methods for the following main topics: Scientific work and writing, study organization and exam preparation, learning at the university, communication between moderation and presentation.
- Offers the „MINT-Schreibwerkstatt“
Societal Engagement Toolbox
- European Commission Horizon 2020: Public Engagement in RRI
- European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity: Collaboration
- Risdon, (1992): Understanding the Technology Transfer Process
- Transfer Strategy of the University of Bremen (only in german)
- Patent Strategy of the University Bremen (only in german)
- Uni Transfer Office of the University of Bremen
- Unit Transfer Yearbook 2014 (only in german): Facts. Numbers. Stories.
- BRIDGE – Start-up Network University of Bremen (only in german): BRIDGE offers courses and advice for students, alumni and members of the University of Bremen as well as the universities of Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Society meets Science
- EUA – Universities and Innovation: beyond the Third Mission
- AAAS Social Responsibility
- Press Office at the University Bremen
- Science Chat at the University Bremen
- House of Science Bremen
- Science Goes Public Bremen (only in german): Lots of entertaining science in 30 minutes. You want some exciting insights into unknown worlds? SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC! satisfies your thirst for knowledge. Original science topics are presented twice a year in selected pubs and bars in Bremerhaven and in Bremen in a varied and humorous way.
- Open Campus
- Bremen Children’s University (only in german): Science and research are totally exciting, children can experience that at the Bremer Kinder-Uni. In our lecture program, researchers from the University of Bremen explain to them clearly what makes them so enthusiastic about their field of expertise. In the holiday workshop program, children themselves become little researchers.
- Student Laboratories at the University of Bremen (only in german): Experimentation and research arouse the curiosity of children and young people and promote interest in the natural sciences. In school life there is sometimes not enough opportunity. Therefore, student laboratories as non-formal learning places are in great demand. The University of Bremen and the Bremen research institutions offer a variety of them for all grades.
- Ocean Day 2019 (only in german): MARUM organizes Ocean Day together with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen every year. High school students from Bremen and Bremen’s surrounding countryside gain insights into current technology, geosciences and biology against the fascinating background of the interaction between ocean and climate.
- AAAS Public Engagement Reward
- Citizen Participation and Science Communication (BMBF) (only in german): Science has a social responsibility: it must initiate discourses, objectify debates and clarify challenges. The Federal Ministry of Research therefore strengthens science communication and citizen participation.
- The Public Engagement Triangle