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    SPIRAL - Responsible Research and Innovation Series
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This course introduces principles and concepts of responsible research and innovation and provides attendees with tools, processes, and frameworks for developing innovations responsibility. It is funded through the University of Strathclyde EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

Duration 6 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Research Staff, in particular new staff members and Impact Champions

This is a blended online course running over 5 weeks. It combines asynchronous online learning with live introduction, conclusion and drop-in sessions. 

The course will introduce you to the principles, concepts, tools and techniques of innovation management and responsible research and innovation. This will bring together researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds to work together and share ideas. The course starts by looking at how innovation happens and where research fits into the innovation process. 

Key Dates 

Now - register to be part of the cohort. You will then be sent details, including how to access the course on myplace and details about the live sessions. 

Course start – The course will start in the week beginning the 31st October 2022. Make sure that you have access to the course myplace page at that point and ideally start familiarising yourself with the available materials. 

2nd November 2022: Session 1 (Introduction session) - welcome and introduction to the course structure, expectations on learners and course topics 

Every Tuesday afternoon in November: Sessions 2-5 (weekly drop-ins) – an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss aspects of the course you found interesting or challenging 

7th December 2022: Session 6 (Conclusion session) – discussion of take-aways from the course and potential next steps 

All in-person sessions will also be an excellent opportunity to meet with other researchers and discuss interdisciplinary opportunities.

Outcomes/ Objectives:

Participating in this course will help you to: 

  • Understand the role of Responsible Innovation in the context of their own work and other disciplines. 
  • Evaluate processes and frameworks for Responsible Research & Innovation. 
  • Create a plan to embed Responsible Innovation in their own practice, including desirable characteristics of Responsible Innovation, such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Discuss the drivers for Responsible Innovation and its role in the research and innovation landscape as well as the impact on their own careers. 
  • Understand the innovation ecosystem and where their research fits into the innovation process. 
  • Identify potential users of their research/innovation, including community groups, and develop an engagement plan. 
  • Enhanced understanding of the wider research and innovation context. 
  • Broaden mindset on the scope of impact of research on wider society. 

Please find some references and useful links below: 

Tidd, J & Bessant, J. (2018) Managing Innovation published by Wiley. 

Owen, R., Bessant, J. and Heintz, M. (2013) Responsible Innovation: Managing the responsible emergence of science and innovation in society. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. 

UKRI Framework for responsible innovation - https://www.ukri.org/about-us/epsrc/our-policies-and-standards/framework-for-responsible-innovation/ 

Please sign up to the following myplace class when the course begins: https://classes.myplace.strath.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=25933 

This will host all of the asynchronous materials and instructions for the course. 



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.



Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

Delivered By: Prof Jillian MacBryde & Dr Marisa Smith (Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship)