Free Membership for a Limited Time

Membership to those that join in this first phase of RRING is completely free of charge. The closing date for signing up under the trial registration is Sunday, February 28, 2021. Members that join after this date will pay a fee, the details of which can be found here.

What is the RRing Community?

A true community of practice to learn and apply influence in research and innovation

Benefits of RRING Membership


You will be joining a number of high-profile research institutions that already have members within the community ( RRING members will contribute to collectively assessing how well research and innovation is doing relatively to the standards of the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers. In this first phase two services will be offered to members:


  1. Training on RRI and global frameworks for RRI and UN Sustainable Goals
  2. Facilities and services for applying for funding, research grants and other bursaries

In the longer term the network will offer:

  • Comprehensive contacts database
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Global communications platform

RRing Community Network

We would now like to offer you an opportunity to join our growing global community which seeks to promote and develop responsible research and innovation in conjunction with supporting the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers (2017). You will be joining other important stakeholders in research and innovation, including representatives in government, academia, industry, as well as societal actors.

Social Appropriation of Science and Innovation Around The World

RRING investigates the global diversity of approaches towards social appropriation of science, from Latin America to Japan, and from Europe to South Africa. The project then aims at developing a global network for collaboration in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) using an Open Access knowledge-base with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a common denominator.

Mr. Shadrack Mkansi
Science Awareness Manager
Tel: +27(0)12 392 9328