GRRIP Project (Grounding RRI practices in research performing organisations)

Start Date

January 1, 2019

End Date

December 31, 2022

Funding Body

Horizon 2020


University College Cork

Project Partners

University College Cork, International Consortium of Research Staff Associations, Dublin City University, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Project Manager

Dr Indrani Mahapatra

Research Area

Coastal & Marine Systems 




GRRIP is working on embedding sustainable Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI practices) in 4 research performing organisations (RPO) and 1 dual-function RPO and research funding organisation (RPO/RFO) in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve institutional and cultural changes. 


The sustainable expansion in Europe’s maritime economy has the potential to meet pressing needs for energy, food and economic growth. The GRRIP projects aim to implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to fundamentally improve research in the Blue Economy.


We are embedding Responsible Research & Innovation into the governance framework of five marine and maritime institutions.


We are engaging the quadruple helix in all aspects of Responsible Research & Innovation governance. Academia, industry, policy, and society.


We examine how funding bodies can positively influence and encourage academia towards Responsible Research & Innovation via its funding policies and interaction.

Work Packages

WP1 – Project Coordination, Standardisation and Methodology

WP2 – Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication

WP3 – Statement of the Art on RRI Action Plans and QH dialogue platforms

WP4 – Quadruple Helix engagement

WP5 – RPO & RFO Working Groups setup, and audit and impact assessment of RRI maturity               

WP6 – Responsible Research and Innovation Action Plan

WP7 – RRI AP Implementation & RFO/RPO case study

WP8 – RRI Mutual Learning – Monitoring, Reflection and Evaluation

WP9 – Marine and Maritime Legacy outputs


D1.1       Project initiation document (PID)             

D1.2       Quality assurance plan (QAP)     

D1.3       Risk management plan 

D1.4       Data management plan

D1.5       GRRIP self-evaluation report of GRRIP practice   

D2.1       Dissemination plan, materials and channels

D2.2       Communication plan, materials and channels

D2.3       Exploitation plan

D2.4       Final dissemination & communication report

D3.1       SoA report on RRI APs excellence, barriers and mitigation, reflection and evaluation               

D3.2       SoA on QH platform establishment and engagement      

D3.3       QH contacts for ongoing collaboration, and WP4                3             

D4.1       QH platform methodology          

D4.2       QH engagement guidelines        

D4.3       QH training materials    

D4.4       Mutual learning, reflection, evaluation plan and report  

D5.1       Self-tailored RPO&RFO audit plan – part A&B     

D5.2       RPO&RFO audit reports

D6.1       RRI AP for each RPO&RFO           

D7.1       Report on the RRI trial from T7.7              

D7.2       Final RRI AP implementation report        

D7.3       Report: RPO&RFO embedding RRI in funding call trial      

D8.1       Report on monitoring processes and indicators

D8.2       Evaluation plan

D8.3       Four evaluation reports

D8.4       Mutual learning reports: 4 sub-reports: audit, design, implementation, evaluation               

D9.1       Marine and maritime framework for delivering RRI institutional and cultural change               

D9.2       The sustainable M&M RRI community platform