Responsible BIOSciences in Pomorskie (STARBIOS2)

Responsible BIOSciences in Pomorskie (STARBIOS2)


The solutions based on scientific research that are transferred to the industry and later on provided for use of the society need to be widely accepted in order to be successfully implemented. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) contributes to this goal by searching for ways to mitigate the risk of losing an adequate link between research and society.

University of Gdańsk (Poland) is one of the research partners that took up the concept of structural change related to responsible research & innovation (RRI).  A consortium of 12 international partners from all over the world – from Oxford to Rio de Janeiro[1] – works on improving the RRI embedment in bioscience research institutions in the frame of the European Horizon 2020 project entitled Structural Transformation to Attain Responsible BIOSciences (STARBIOS2).

Six European bioscience research institutions implement actions with the goal of achieving a structural change related to RRI in their organisations. In Pomorskie Region, the pilot action takes place at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk.

It is envisaged that common values and standards deriving from efforts invested by companies in corporate social responsibility (CSR) as well as RRI in research institutions will contribute to a better cooperation of both sectors.  The results of the STARBIOS2 project are planned to serve as a basis for the further development of the RRI strategy within the institutions involved, as well as offer guidelines and model solutions for other bioscience organisations intending to introduce the RRI strategy.



[1] The project is coordinated by the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) and the consortium includes Laboratorio di Scienza della Cittidianza (Italy), University of Oxford (UK), Primorska University (Slovenia), Agrobioinstitute (Bulgaria), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Italy), University of Aarhus (Denmark), University of Gdańsk (Poland), University of Bremen (Germany), Sparks & Co. (France), University System of Maryland (USA), Fundacao Oswaldo Crus (Brazil).



Izabela Raszczyk, MBA

Management of Strategic Projects

University of Gdańsk

Project Management Office

Bazynskiego 8, 80-307 Gdańsk, Poland

phone: +48 58 5

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mobile: +48 725 993355


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