RRI Toolbox

RRI Toolbox

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.

Catchy – Responsible „Field“ Research

Moringa Superfood – Sustainable utilization of the horseraddish tree

NanoCompetence – Responsible research with nano particles

Once Upon A Time – Successful Science Communication

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.

nanoToxCom – Toxic Combination Effects of artificial nano particles

Natural Degradation and Sorption Processes at Contaminated Military Sites

Sustainable equipment of Outdoor Textiles

Gender Toolbox

General Information

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

Career promotion of women


Gender conscious research

Visibility of women in science

Ethics Toolbox

General Information


Animal Experimentation

Ethics at the University of Bremen

Scientific writing at the University of Bremen

Societal Engagement Toolbox

Technology Transfer

Society meets Science

Science Communications