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.

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.

 

ORBIT training pathways

Below is a table comparing the different services that ORBIT offers to the community.

 

Introduction to RRI

Foundations in RRI

Foundations ‘Sandwich’

ORBIT Practitioner

ORBIT Expert

Hackathon

Length

30 min

1 day

2 days

3 days

4 days

1 day

Location

Online

Onsite

Onsite

Onsite

Onsite

Onsite

Ideal for

Everyone with an interest in RRI

CDT/PhD students, ECRs, PIs

CDT/PhD students, ECRs

Those leading small / medium ICT projects

Those leading large ICT projects

CDT/PhD students, ECRs

Introduction to RRI and AREA framework

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Introduction to ORBIT methodology on applying RRI

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, in depth

Yes, in depth

Yes but briefly

Models of RRI and development of RRI action plan

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Real world RRI application exercises

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Certification

Yes, upon completing online test

Yes, upon completing test

Yes, upon completing test

Yes, upon completing test

Yes, upon completing test

No