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Responsible Innovator

ORBIT is a leading provider of RRI training

across academia and industry

Free Responsible Research & Innovation Courses
ORBIT now offers a suite of courses aimed towards researchers who want to understand integrate RRI into their projects.

Orbit Tools

Whether you are a post graduate or you work within industry, the ORBIT suite of tools will assist you in aligning your responsibility with your practises.

Horizon Europe

ORBIT is able to draw on the extensive experience of members in European research projects and provide a number of possible services to proposals and projects:

The ORBIT Community Newsletter

A curated collection of RRI news, articles and webinars delivered to your inbox every month.

Available Courses

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) aims to ensure the sustainability, acceptability and desirability of research processes and outputs. ORBIT provides training, consultancy and services to both University and Industry Research and Innovation teams to help ensure that RRI principles are embedded in development.

Face to Face Workshop

ORBIT RRI is able to visit you at your location to deliver our courses face to face. Your delegates will work with leaders in Responsible Research and Innovation from academic and industry backgrounds to ensure your team embeds RRI at a ground level.

Blended Workshop Course

ORBIT RRI's blended online course feature a mix of both self study and online webinars and workshops where your participants will work through the fundamentals of Responsible Research and Innovation with industry and academic leaders.

RRI Taster Course

Welcome to the ORBIT RRI Taster Course, this course is provided to highlight what you will cover in the Foundations and Practitioner courses regarding Responsible Research and Innovation. Please click a lesson below to access the course content, if you would like full access to these courses please contact a member of our team.

Introduction to PAS440

PAS 440 has been created to help innovators achieve greater sustained impact, both economically and socially This course is an introduction to the industry-focused publicly available standard on responsible innovation. Please contact a member of our team to gain access to this course. 

BIONIC Foundations in RRI

This course is designed to be a blended-learning course, with some elements being the responsibility of participants to undertake outside of the group sessions, including pre-reading and some group work. By working your way through the lessons you will unlock access to the live sessions and be able to complete the whole course in order to gain your certificate.

BIONIC Masterclass

This course is designed to be a blended-learning course, with some elements being the responsibility of participants to undertake outside of the group sessions, including pre-reading and some group work. By working your way through the lessons you will unlock access to the live sessions and be able to complete the whole course in order to gain your certificate.

Responsible Innovation for Funders of Research

This course introduces the core concepts and frameworks of RRI, and covers their application to the funding, design, delivery and review of research projects. Participants will also be tasked with applying these principles to real world scenarios, in order to explore and identify possible issues, and mitigations

Introduction to RRI

This short online course provides you with a general overview of responsible research and innovation, why you might be interested in the concept, how it is implemented in the EPSRC and what services ORBIT can offer you to ensure your work is done responsibly.

Despite the many advantages of ICT, there are numerous examples of problems and downsides, from privacy issues and security concerns researchers and innovators in the area of ICT as well as other stakeholders in innovation processes have the opportunity and maybe the duty to consider their role and influence on the desired and undesired consequences of ICT. 

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) aims to ensure the sustainability, acceptability and desirability of research processes and outputs. The ORBIT project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Its purpose is to provide services to promote RRI across the UK ICT research community. It aims to move beyond ICT and the UK and will provide RRI services and knowledge to all interested parties.

ORBIT (the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation) has been commissioned by the EPSRC to provide leadership in the promotion and application of responsible research and innovation practices to the information and communication technology (ICT) community. In order to achieve this goal, ORBIT has developed a series of Workshops and Courses for for doctoral and postgraduate students.

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