Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) aims to engage a broad range of stakeholders to discuss how science and technology can be used in the best possible way to not only contribute to solve today’s problems, but also create a world that will be desirable for future generations.

About the Foundations in RRI course

The University has commissioned Orbit RRI to provide a short online self-study course which provides a brief introduction to RRI.

The course is aimed at anyone interested in learning a bit more about RRI as well as researchers seeking simple tools and ideas on how to embed RRI into a research project. It contains a mixture of videos, text and self-reflection exercise.

The course should take between 1-2 hours to complete. You can do so in one go or over a few sessions.

After working through the course you will:

  • understand the background behind the development and adoption of RRI
  • have knowledge of both the AREA Framework as it has been adopted in the UK by EPSRC, and the EU Pillars of RRI
  • gain familiarity with some of the critiques of and challenges for RRI
  • be able to apply the AREA Framework to a project and use Orbit’s PERSUE tool to understand how RRI might be carried forward in that project.

Accessing the course

To access the course:

  1. Click on the following link
  2. Set up an account using your email address and password created by you.
  3. Click on the Your Account tab. You should see a list of courses available to you. Enrol on the ‘Foundations in RRI for the University of Bath’ course and follow the instructions that take you through it.

Your feedback

Please let us know how you get on with the course by emailing:

The Responsible Research and Innovation training course has been funded by the University of Bath's Enhancing Research Culture Fund from Research England.
More on how we are supporting our research culture.

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