The European concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) means more than dealing with the ethical issues arising within research itself ­ it involves considering the wider dimensions of science and innovation already in basic research and technological development. To follow the RRI strategy ISR-P researchers carry out research with the highest international and ethical standards, promote team spirit and collaborative work, respect all patient and individuals confidentiality and rights, promote the translation of research findings to the public, recognize the Institute’s social responsibility through its outreach activities, promote a culture of mutual respect and equal opportunity within the Institute and, achieve high standards of corporate governance.

In ISR-P the gender dimension is integrated and followed through at all stages of the research cycle, following the guidelines set by the ERA on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research. Particular attention is paid to ensuring gender balance subject to the situation in our field of research.

As demonstrated in Women in Science­She Figures 2013 from the European Commission, women are more numerous at undergraduate levels but under­ represented at PhD and higher levels, especially in engineering. As such, ISR-Pwill actively aim at achieving gender parity and equality during the recruitment process. This will include the goal of ensuring that at least 40% of the under­ represented gender participate in committees involved in recruitment and in establishing and evaluating research programmes.

The objective is also to ensure that at least 40% of the under ­represented are recruited in the employment of post­doctoral researchers.
ISR-P endorses the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, adopted in the framework of the H2020 Program.