Registration is now closed.
Early-bird registration guarantees a place at the course. Registration after the deadline will be accepted if there is place.
Digital Life Norway Research School supports all members with travel grants to cover travel- and accommodation costs.
This course prepares PhD candidates and early career researchers within biotechnology, life science and neighbouring scientific fields to adopt Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in their research practice. We introduce the body of academic knowledge underpinning the RRI concept, namely Science and Technology Studies (STS) and history, philosophy and sociology of science. The main course objective is to enhance participants’ knowledge on how scientific work is intertwined with changes in society and to introduce them to ideas of democratization of science and current international discussions on RRI. We will combine theoretical insights with long group discussions and hands-on exercises of applying RRI-methods in the context of participants’ research projects. Discussions on strengths of limitations of the concept of RRI in research practice will be included.
After completing the course (learning outcome), the students shall
Stipulated course credits: 5 ECTS
Course participation requires admission to a PhD programme, but post doctors are also welcome to participate.
Course literature will be distributed to participants in due time before the course.
The Centre for Digital Life Norway represents a strategic initiative of the Research Council of Norway that aims at fostering innovation and value creation in Norwegian biotechnology. To this end, stimulating the tight cooperation among Norwegian biotechnology communities and the integration of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)’ as crosscutting principle are envisioned as important pillars in achieving that goal.