The EU Horizon 2020 programme is one of the largest funding opportunity open to University of Malta researchers. A key programme aim is to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within research and research institutions. RRI has become an increasingly important phrase within policy narratives, in particular for Europe. Incorporating the concept is essential to receive funding. But what is RRI? And how can it be incorporated into your research?
RRI is based on the principle that society should be involved in every step of the research process, thus ensuring a greater commitment to addressing societal needs, an understanding of other actors needs and role in the research, a reflection on the impacts that today’s decisions may have in the 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.
Guest Speaker and Public Engagement Expert:
The workshop will first introduce the RRI concept and case studies of RRI best practice. This will be followed by design-led group activities and mapping exercises that will encourage researchers to critically reflect about how RRI can be practically implemented in their own domain and context and how to incorporate RRI to improve the impact of research and increase funding success.
The workshop will host RRI expert Dr Susan Vickers from the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge who will guide participants in the activities and provide with practical examples of RRI best practice.
By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to: