Workshops and Courses

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.

Introduction to RRI

This free Introduction explains the basic principles of RRI and familiarises users with ORBIT’s role in providing RRI services. Completion of this initial course and the brief quiz gives access to ORBIT’s expert services.

Foundations in RRI

The Foundation course introduces the AREA 4Pframework and its application to research projects. Once the Foundation course is completed, participants can undertake RRI activities in ICT research projects. The course can be tailored to the specific needs of the project or institution.

Registered Practitioner

The Practitioner course enables participants to embed the RRI principles into their small and medium-sized ICT grant proposals using the AREA 4P framework. Certification lasts for three years, after which re-registration is needed. The ORBIT Foundation course is a prerequisite.

ORBIT Expert

The ORBIT Expert course enables participants to embed the RRI principles into their large and complex ICT grant proposals using the AREA 4P framework. Certification lasts for three years, after which re-registration is needed. The ORBIT Foundation course is a prerequisite.