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ICoRSA RRING Community

The ICoRSA RRING community gathers a worldwide community of researchers interested in science related topics and researchers’ careers. ICoRSA stands for International Consortium of Research Staff Associations and RRING as Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally (RRING). It will re-activate members from previous communities created under the European funded project RRING – Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally.

Why should you become an ICoRSA member?

By joining ICoRSA, you are part of a growing number of independent researchers, academics, research staff/postdoc associations, universities, funders and businesses determined to improve research careers.

As a transnational membership driven organisation, we are uniquely positioned to draw on and define best practices from across the globe and to use these insights to leverage change at a national and international level.

What are the global challenges for researchers?

Gather any group of researchers together from anywhere in the world and before long their discussion will turn to systemic issues affecting careers in research. This is not a new observation, though the scale of the problem has certainly intensified in recent years.

While details vary from institution to institution, from country to country, the following themes are all too familiar.

  • Employment insecurity – who pays and how?
  • Funding – what gets funded and why?
  • Exploitation – who contributes and in exchange for what?
  • Career progression – what comes next?
  • Recognition – what is my position and how is it valued?
  • Mobility – how do I get there and at what cost?
  • Gender and family – what are the inequalities and what are the trade-offs?

The core function of ICoRSA is globally informed advocacy and researcher empowerment!

We want to improve the way research careers are conceptualised, structured and funded across the globe and we want to ensure researchers themselves are the main drivers of this change. To this end we;

  • Network researchers from across the globe.
  • Gather evidence on the structure of research careers globally.
  • Produce expert analyses.
  • Engage in globally informed advocacy.
  • Serve as research career ambassadors.
  • Empower research associations and researchers.


ICoRSA RRING Community is a global community that gathers research professions from all disciplines and sectors together. All members of society that have an interest in Research are welcome to join: Researchers, industry, ministries and citizens. The purpose of ICoRSA RRING community will be to provide knowledge exchange, and enhance research collaboration, new innovations and advocacy.

In addition, ICoRSA RRING Community is a community of practice in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), to promote training and sharing of best practices in responsible research. The community will also access ICoRSA activities and project resources.


  • Thematic workshops in an online format. Themes will be on:
  • All aspects of research and innovation
  • New funding opportunities
  • Global collaborations
  • Responsible research practices
  • AI
  • Annual conference or integrated within ICoRSA Annual General Meeting.
  • Other activities that might be in synergy with ICoRSA ongoing projects.

Target groups

  • Researchers from different Research Performing Organizations, including industry, research institutes and universities.
  • Interested participants from Research and Innovation stakeholders, including NGOs, policy makers and funders.

Open to all scientific areas.


The participants from the RRING and GRRIP communities will be added to the EU Survey Platform. They will be invited via email to register in the EU Survey Platform. The form will be openly available as long as the community runs, so new subscribers can join afterwards. The EU Survey platform follows GDPR so no additional data consent forms will be necessary.