InSPiR2eS Centre for Responsible Science (IC4RS)

42 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2022 Last revised: 28 Mar 2023

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland; Bond University

Date Written: March 23, 2023


In this paper, driven by a manifest social objective, I pitch a case for the InSPiR2eS Centre for Responsible Science (IC4RS). IC4RS is a virtual centre, critically supported by a diverse network of university nodes across the globe. This pitch blends a wide range of my previous writings … most notably, Faff’s (2015; 2021a) “Pitching Research” framework (PRF); Faff and Kastelle’s (2016) PR4EI companion framework; Faff’s (2021b) “Responsible Science Matters”; and Faff’s (2021c) “programmatic” framework. Seven core elements underpin my IC4RS vision: (1) the PRF; (2) open science principles; (3) website portal support/web app; (4) micro-credential learning; (5) the InSPiR2eS research network; (6) events, competitions & initiatives; and (7) key stakeholder engagement.

Keywords: responsible science, pitching research framework, open science

JEL Classification: G00, M00, B40, A20, B00, C00, D00, E00, F00, H00, I00, J00, L00, Q00, R00, Z00

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W., InSPiR2eS Centre for Responsible Science (IC4RS) (March 23, 2023). Available at SSRN: or

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Bond University ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229

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