Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Research Impact: Make Yourself Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Ready

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION Most funding opportunities for doctoral researchers (such as the EU Horizon 2020 programme) aim to embed RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) in research and research institutions. Incorporating the concept is essential to receive funding.

RRI is based on the principle that society should be involved in every step of the research process. This helps ensure a greater commitment to addressing societal needs, an understanding of stakeholders’ needs and role in the research, reflection on the impact that today’s decisions may have in future, and increased transparency and openness in the research and innovation processes. Critical awareness and a sense of social responsibility are also considered necessary skills in RRI.

This workshop will break down the concept of RRI into a series of tools and processes that will allow doctoral researchers to put RRI ideas into practice and become “RRI ready”. By engaging in group activities and mapping exercises, the workshop will encourage researchers to critically reflect on how RRI can be practically implemented in their own domain and context, and demonstrate how RRI can be incorporated in grant proposals to increase funding success.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- understand the concept of RRI;
- understand its implications on the researcher’s work;
- creatively incorporate the concept of RRI into their own work;
- change their research process and writing in the hope of increasing grant application/project writing success.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 31 Oct 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 18 May 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%


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