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    Responsible Research and Innovation Series
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    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: PGR students, including 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. 


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


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system

PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.