The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework is gaining momentum across Europe as a strategy to align scientific and technological progress with socially desirable and acceptable ends. However, when turned into daily practice, the RRI concept reports certain difficulties derived from its vagueness and ambiguity that hampers its implementation.

To bridge this gap between theory and practice, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) offers the online “Responsible Research & Innovation for Researchers” training course developed by interdisciplinary experts in both the theory and practice from different universities (UOC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, University of Bristol) and based on the outcomes of some EC-funded projects (PERFORM, HEIRRI, Genport and RRI Tools).

This 75-hour online course will start in February and September and it is given in English for PhD students, research professionals or people working at funding agencies, in government or the third sector who want to understand RRI and how to relate to it in their own practice.

More info and registrations here: http://studies.uoc.edu/en/doctoral-programmes/responsible-research-innovation/presentation