Mykolas Romeris University, in Vilnius (Lithuania), organized two workshops on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the framework of the HEIRRI project’s internationalisation and piloting plan. One of the workshops was addressed to administrative staff (coordinated by lecturer Inga Gaižauskaitė, on November 16th, 2017), and the second workshop was addressed to doctoral students (coordinated by lecturer Loreta Tauginienė, on November 18th, 2017).

The first workshop was based on the “train the trainers” course on RRI “Facilitating reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation”. This course aims to support university teaching and administrative staff to better comprehend the concept and practice of RRI, and this way help promoting it in their daily work. The session was attended by 7 participants from Mykolas Romeris University with a background in social sciences (such as management, law and others) and several levels of experience, ranging from professors to vice-deans.

The second workshop was a one-day in-service training course, the HEIRRI programme “Responsible PhD: Integrating Responsible Research and Innovation in PhD Research”. It presented the concept of RRI and provided related case studies to stimulate discussion among doctoral students, who were asked to reflect on the science-society relationship and its connection to their doctoral thesis. The course was attended by 42 participants from five Lithuanian HEIs, such as Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius University, Klaipėda University, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Lithuanian Social Research Centre. All doctoral students were from social sciences (a significant number of which from Law).

Mykolas Romeris University participates in the Internationalisation task of the HEIRRI project, testing training programmes and materials to help improve their applicability in different contexts. Loreta Tauginienė, Head of Academic Ethics Centre and Board Member of the European Network for Academic Integrity, and Inga Gaižauskaitė, researcher of Academic Ethics Centre, are the lecturers from Mykolas Romeris University collaborating with the project HEIRRI.

Go to this Flickr album to see more pictures of the HEIRRI pilots in Lithuania: