In the LeNa Shape project, research is being conducted for the first time in an international context into whether and how the principle of "research in social responsibility" changes research processes and projects in terms of quality, impact and motivation of researchers. In particular, the associated processes and mechanisms in everyday research are to be investigated and understood in order to use this understanding to generate greater penetration and enthusiasm for sustainability management in research organizations and among employees ("Shaping research in social responsibility"). To this end, the LeNa Shape project includes work in two scientific modules (LeNa Move and LeNa Value). Their results interact closely and are integrated and prepared for implementation by the Management Board as the central networking body.

LeNa Move promotes the awareness and implementation of the LeNa reflection framework in the scientific community by developing targeted and motivating formats. These take into account the concrete needs as well as institutional frameworks of researchers and overcome barriers with modern tools.

The aim of LeNa Value is to develop advanced criteria for the quality of research ("excellence") and a methodology for analyzing the impact of research on the realization of a more globally sustainable development, taking into account the context of science theory and policy. The results of both modules will be synergistically evaluated by the Management Board in order to transfer, embed and thus exploit them in the science and innovation system.

(Note: The IMA is mainly involved in Module 1 "LeNa Move").

01.04.2021 – 30.09.2023
Funding Body
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Project Parnters
• Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
o Forschungszentrum Jülich – Stabstelle Zukunftscampus (Gesamtprojektleitung)
o Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
• Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
o Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik (UMSICHT)
o Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT)
o Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI)
• Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
o Akademie für Raumentwicklung in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (ARL)
o Leibniz Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF)
o Leibniz Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT)
• Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
o Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (MPIWG)
• Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen - Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW)
• Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) – Lehrstuhl für Christliche Sozialethik
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