Success Indicators

Responsible research and innovation ( RRI *) might seem a little abstract at first but, in practice, it has several measurable dimensions. You can find out about the six RRI * dimensions and the key impacts and KPIs each of them encompasses in the table below. You can also download detailed lists of relevant KPIs for each dimension.

Key Indicators

List of RRI Dimensions and related Key Performance Indicators:

Public Engagement

Public engagement (PE) was defined as a societal commitment to provide encouragement, opportunities and competences in order to empower citizens to participate in debates around R&I.

Gender Equality

Gender equality (GE) in RRI may fall into two categories – promotion of equal participation in research activities, and integration of gender aspects in R&I content.

Science Education

Science education is executed in several ways: educating (especially young) citizens about scientific facts, the norms of science and the way science is 'done', as well as conveying a positive 'image' of sciences. 

Open Access

Open science (based primarily on the open access) is a practice in which the scientific process and outcomes are shared completely and in real time.


Ethics in RRI is based on the EC assertion that "in order to adequately respond to societal challenges, research and innovation must respect fundamental rights and the highest ethical standards.


Governance in RRI is understood as an active participation of all relevant stakeholders in developing an RRI policy.

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