Foundations in RRI

Introduction to Foundations in RRI Training

Unlock a solid foundation in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through our comprehensive workshop. Delve into the historical context, significance, and effective implementation strategies of RRI in real-world scenarios. This training covers essential elements of Responsible Research and Innovation, offering insights into the AREA Framework and the application of 4Ps. Explore core RRI concepts in the initial phase, engaging in interactive activities. The latter half of the workshop zeroes in on the practical implementation and utilisation of RRI tools. Elevate your understanding of responsible research practices and innovation strategies for impactful results. Enrich your training with expert guidance on RRI’s historical evolution, importance, and practical applications.

Training Information


The Foundation in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) training is designed to cater to a diverse audience, making it particularly suitable for individuals at various stages of their academic or professional journey. This includes students, researchers, and professionals engaged in research and development, all of whom share a common interest in delving into the principles and practices of Responsible Research and Innovation.

One notable feature of this training is its inclusivity, as it assumes no prior knowledge of RRI. This intentional approach ensures that the workshop is accessible and beneficial to individuals regardless of their familiarity with Responsible Research and Innovation concepts. By removing the prerequisite for pre-existing knowledge, the workshop aims to create a welcoming environment for participants from diverse backgrounds and levels of expertise, fostering an inclusive learning experience.

Whether you are a student embarking on your academic journey, a seasoned researcher looking to broaden your understanding of ethical research practices, or a professional in the research and development sector seeking insights into responsible innovation, this training provides a valuable opportunity for individuals with varying levels of familiarity with RRI to engage, learn, and contribute to the discourse surrounding responsible and ethical research practices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this comprehensive workshop, participants will gain enhanced proficiency and confidence across several key domains, contributing to their overall competence in responsible research and innovation (RRI). This includes:

Comprehensive Understanding of Responsible Research & Innovation

Participants will develop a clear and articulate definition of Responsible Research and Innovation, enabling them to communicate this foundational concept effectively. This expanded understanding lays the groundwork for informed discussions and applications in diverse research contexts.

In-Depth Knowledge of EPSRC's AREA Framework

The workshop delves into the intricacies of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) AREA Framework. This includes a thorough exploration of the Anticipate, Reflect, Engage, and Act components, fostering a nuanced comprehension of this structured approach to implementing RRI.

Application of EPSRC's AREA Framework to Personal Work

Participants will gain practical skills in applying the EPSRC’s AREA Framework directly to their own research endeavours. This hands-on application empowers individuals to integrate responsible and innovative practices seamlessly into their specific projects, aligning their work with the established principles of RRI.

Ethical Concern Strategy and Resolution

The training equips participants with the expertise to adeptly address ethical concerns that may arise during research projects. This includes developing strategies for identifying, evaluating, and effectively managing ethical considerations, ensuring the ethical integrity of their work.

Application of RRI Practices in Personal Research

Participants will be proficient in incorporating Responsible Research and Innovation practices into their individual research methodologies. This extends beyond theoretical understanding, enabling participants to implement tangible RRI strategies that align with ethical standards and societal expectations.

This comprehensive skill set, acquired through the workshop, not only boosts participants’ confidence in navigating the complexities of RRI but also positions them as adept researchers capable of fostering responsible innovation within their respective domains.

Customise Your Training

Training organisers have the flexibility to customise their training in several ways. For those with time constraints, splitting the workshop over two days allows for a more digestible and focused learning experience. Alternatively, individuals seeking a balanced approach can opt for a blended format, combining the convenience of online modules with the benefits of in-person sessions. For those preferring the flexibility of remote learning, an online course is available, enabling participants to pace themselves through the material from the comfort of their own space. 

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