Policy briefs

In order to inform NCPs and the wide range of Science with and for Society stakeholders on latest policy developments in the field, SiS.net prepares policy briefs with the aim of bringing policy makers closer to the core of the programme and facilitate a better understanding of key issues in an accessible form.

The policy briefs focus on the different dimensions under the umbrella of Responsible Research and Innovation. Click on the titles below to access the policy briefs.

Policy brief on Research Integrity - towards the highest standards of research performance 
This policy brief aims to provide a concise definition, explanation and context, along with useful (online) resources on research integrity, which can be understood as a summary of responsibilities for the research community on one hand, and as a reassurance of society's trust in the outcomes of research on

the other. Research integrity is a key strategic dimension of the
Horizon 2020 Programme “Science with and for Society” and is
part of the Responsible Research and Innovation concept. Click on the title to access the policy brief.


Policy brief on Citizen Science - towards issues of concern to citizens

The policy brief provides a short and concise overview of citizen science policies, including goals and challenges, policy implications and recommendations. Click on the title to access the policy brief.


Policy brief on Open Access - towards Open Science

This briefing paper aims to acquaint research stakeholders with the Open Access requirements of FP7 and Horizon 2020. Please feel free to disseminate the policy brief to your Science with and for Society stakeholder and research community. Click on the title to access the policy brief. 


Policy brief on Science Education - towards responsible citizenship

The policy brief presents the rationale, challenges, objectives and guidelines for a new approach on science education and offers information on a broad range of best practice case studies, both from European Projects as well as from international models. Click on the title to access the policy brief.