11. Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technology: Identifying and Engaging with the Ethical Implications of ICTs

  1. Richard Owen3,
  2. John Bessant3 and
  3. Maggy Heintz4
  1. Bernd Carsten Stahl1,
  2. Grace Eden2 and
  3. Marina Jirotka2

Published Online: 2 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118551424.ch11

Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society

Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society

How to Cite

Stahl, B. C., Eden, G. and Jirotka, M. (2013) Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technology: Identifying and Engaging with the Ethical Implications of ICTs, in Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society (eds R. Owen, J. Bessant and M. Heintz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551424.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Exeter Business School, UK

  2. 4

    French Embassy, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 26 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119966364

Online ISBN: 9781118551424

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Keywords:

  • FRRIICT;
  • information and communication technologies (ICT);
  • responsible (research and) innovation” (RRI)

Summary

This chapter discusses some of the most pertinent of the interlinked questions with reference to information and communication technologies (ICT). The chapter starts with a brief discussion of concepts of responsibility and responsible innovation that allows the identification of important aspects that a responsible approach to ICT requires. It then builds a “Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication technology” (FRRIICT) by discussing two different approaches to responsible (research and) innovation” (RRI), as represented by the two projects. This leads to a discussion of further research, as well as policy requirements that need to be addressed in order for research and development in ICT to live up to the expectations of responsibility.