„Responsible Research and Innovation“ has become a central issue in policies and funding programmes, most notably in the European Union’s Horizon 2020. However, what the term “responsible” actually means in this context often remains unclear. In addition to its research activities, the research platform explores the potential of this much-debated concept for academic research practice, by conducting group discussions with life science researchers and by organising events and workshops that create space and time for broader public, scientific and policy debates about issues of responsibility in academic practice.