Stakeholders ­Acting Together on the ­ethical impact assessment of ­Research and ­Innovation

The SATORI project will facilitate dialogue events and other network building activities to engage stakeholders in the process of consolidating and advancing ethical assessment of research and innovation. Special attention will be paid in the project on the ethical assessment of impacts of research and innovation: societal, health, and environmental impacts, including impacts that concern freedoms, rights, and the just distribution of opportunities, risks, and resources.

SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 17 partners from 12 countries, including Center for the Promotion of Science from Republic of Serbia, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are adequately adapted to the evolution of technologies and societal concerns. The partners will develop an ethics assessment framework based on thorough analysis, commonly accepted ethical principles, participatory processes and engagement with stakeholders, including the public, in Europe and beyond. The SATORI project, which focuses on one of the most important aspects of RRI – ethics assessment – has been recognised by the RRI Tools consortium as an example of good practice. SATORI, together with 356 other tools, is listed as one of the most inspiring RRI projects in Europe. Because of its focus on impacts, ethical assessment borders up to and even overlaps with a range of other assessment forms including technology assessment, social impact assessment, and environmental impact assessment. The overlaps between these types of assessment stem from a common concern with the responsible development of research and innovation, and the differences should therefore not be overstated. Rather, ethical assessment should be seen as one among a range of reflexive practices, which must serve to guide decision making within and around research and innovation.

Project type
  • FP7
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • FP7
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
January 2014 - August 2017

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on March 17, 2016
Modified on December 6, 2019