Research Impact: Make Yourself Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Ready

15 March 2022, 9:00-12:00

Course instructor:

Dr Edward Duca, University of Malta

This course will be offered in collaboration with the Doctoral School at the University of Malta.

Target Audience:

This event is aimed for doctoral candidates from SEA-EU member universities of all faculties.
The target group are doctoral researchers and postdocs from all disciplines who wish to understand the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation, to be able to incorporate this better in order to receive funding.


Online, a link will be sent prior to the course

Detailed Description:

Most funding opportunities for doctoral researchers (such as the EU Horizon 2020 programme) aim to embed RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) in research and research institutions. Incorporating the concept is essential to receive funding.   

RRI is based on the principle that society should be involved in every step of the research process. This helps ensure a greater commitment to addressing societal needs, an understanding of stakeholders’ needs and role in the research, reflection on the impact that today’s decisions may have in future, and increased transparency and openness in the research and innovation processes. Critical awareness and a sense of social responsibility are also considered necessary skills in RRI This workshop will break down the concept of RRI into a series of tools and processes that will allow doctoral researchers to put RRI ideas into practice and become “RRI ready”. By engaging in group activities and mapping exercises, the workshop will encourage researchers to critically reflect on how RRI can be practically implemented in their own domain and context, and demonstrate how RRI can be incorporated in grant proposals to increase funding success.


1 Day: 

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

09:00 – 12:00 h


In order to register for Research Impact: Make Yourself Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Ready please fill in this Google Form:

The Application Deadline is noon 11 March 2022.

Limit: Places for SEA-EU international participants are limited (ideally to 3 per SEA-EU university) and will be attributed on a first-come-first-served-basis.

Please note:

Each person who is granted a place will receive an e-mail from the Doctoral School Team with further instructions by 14 March 2022. Without this confirmation e-mail you are not allowed to participate in the course.

If you do not receive any messages until 14 March 2022 after the application deadline has passed, you have not been given a place on this course.

Conditions of enrolment:

  • The course offers are meant for SEA-EU Alliance Universities’ doctoral candidates: Registration is only considered if made with a valid institutional email address.
  • By applying to this course you agree that your data (name, affiliation, email) will be shared with the course instructor and the Graduate School at the University of Malta if your application is confirmed.
  • A certificate of participation will be issued, upon attendance to >75% of the course.
  • Registration is binding.