Responsible Research and Innovation for Researchers

UOC training course


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 Autnoma de Barcelona, University of Bristol) and based on the outcomes of some European projects (PERFORM, HEIRRI, Genport and RRI Tools).

This 75-hour online course starting in February and September is easy to combine with your daily work. It offers an introduction to the theory and practice of this new framework, gives you practical guidelines to harmonize your whole research and innovation process with and for society, and widens your critical reflections on your role as a researcher in society. You will analyse your own cases and receive personalized feedback.

The UOC offers this online course 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.

Join an international community of practice where you will have practical guidance to help you relate the RRI concept to your own research here.

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