Absent, yet present? Moving with ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ in radiation protection research

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Absent, yet present? Moving with ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ in radiation protection research. / Van Oudheusden, Michiel; Turcanu, Catrinel; Molyneux-Hodgson, Susan.

In: Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol. 5, No. 2, 10.04.2018, p. 241-246.

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Van Oudheusden, Michiel ; Turcanu, Catrinel ; Molyneux-Hodgson, Susan. / Absent, yet present? Moving with ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ in radiation protection research. In: Journal of Responsible Innovation. 2018 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 241-246.

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