Responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the UK university: the politics of research governance

‘Responsible research and innovation’ (RRI) is a policy tool intended to shape scientific research as a means to achieve public value beyond economic growth. RRI calls for public involvement in the research process, and increased capacity for researchers to respond to public comments and concerns. However, universities offer little guidance on how to put the RRI framework into practice. Sarah Hartley and Warren Pearce outline aspects of RRI that are vital to understanding its future development.

Health Research Board launch ground breaking new call on Public Patient Involvement (PPI) capacity building in 2016

PPI Ignite Awards

The HRB Strategy 2016-2020, Research. Evidence. Action. contains the commitment to strengthen and develop Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.

The HRB are the first funding agency in Ireland to address this. The HRB is compiling an implementation plan to support PPI both within the HRB and through HRB-supported projects and programmes.

Job Opportunity: Community-Academic Research Links, UCC seek Research Support Officer

Job Posted: 07 Oct 2016
Closing Date for Applications: 19 Oct 2016
Department: Business Information Systems
School: Cork University Business School.
College: College of Business and Law
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €33,970 pa.

Position Summary

Community Academic Research Links (CARL) has been established to promote and develop UCC’s community engagement agenda. The key benefits arising from community engagement are as follows:

studentvolunteer.ie Shortlisted for THINKTECH, €1 million Award Fund

The Campus Engage Steering Committee and Working Group members are delighted to announce that studentvolunteer.ie has been shortlisted for THINKTECH, a €1 million project to grow ideas for a better Ireland. Finalists will compete for access to an award fund of up to €750,000 in grants as well as support and mentoring to further develop their social innovation.

The Irish Pilot of Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification Nears Completion in 2016

The Irish Pilot of Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification was initiated in 2013 by Lorraine McIlrath, NUI Galway in partnership with Professor John Saltmarsh at University of Massachusetts and Dr. Elaine Ward at Merrimack College Boston.

This project marked the first time the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has piloted this highly respected measurement tool outside the US.

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