Responsible research and innovation (RRI) has emerged as a science policy framework that attempts to import broad social values into technological innovation processes whilst supporting institutional decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity. When looking at RRI from a 'principled' perspective, we consider responsibility and justice to be important cornerstones of the framework. The main aim of this article is to suggest a method of realising these principles through the application of a limited Rawlsian Difference Principle in the distribution of public funds for research and innovation.
Schroeder, D., & Ladikas, M. (2015). Towards principled responsible research and innovation: Employing the difference principle in funding decisions. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2(2), 169-183. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2015.1057798