Workshop: How to make a sustainable health research project

Workshop: How to make a sustainable health research project

12:00-16:00 (incl. lunch)
19th of September 2022
02S21, 1902-building, Øya
Digital participation available for Gjøvik and Ålesund (link will be provided after registration)

Registration is closed 

Registration deadline: 14th of September

In research project proposals, the sustainability aspect is increasingly important to address. But what is sustainable in health research? And how is it best to approach it in your own research? The purpose of this workshop is to help and prepare researchers within the health sciences to gain awareness of the many facets of sustainability and to find ways of integrating sustainability in their own research.

Three different goals will be pursued in the workshop. First, to help to see the sustainability implications of one’s research, second to facilitate thinking about strategies for achieving more sustainability, and third to develop a very honest and transparent approach to risk management in research projects. Sustainability in health is a priority, but we do not know how to achieve it. Generating and sharing knowledge about what works and what thwarts our efforts in pursuing sustainability is an important contribution.

The workshop will be led by Giovanni Di Grandis (Centre Coordinator at AFINO Research Centre, with support from Tora Bonnevie (Associate Professor, INB, MH).  There will also be information on NTNU Health’s latest call for project proposals and an opportunity to ask questions.   

Registration is open to all researchers at NTNU within the health-sciences (from PhD-student to professor-level) who are interested in developing their research towards increased sustainability. Researchers who are planning on applying for NTNU Health's call for project proposals are particularly encouraged to join.

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:40 Welcome (Marius Widerøe, Director NTNU Health)
12:40-13:00 What is sustainability? (Tora Bonnevie, Associate Professor, Dept of Neuromedicine and Movement Science)
13:00-13:10 Experiences from writing a successful sustainability proposal (Babak Farshchian, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science)
13:10-13:25 Break
13:25-15:30 Workshop incl. group work and breaks (Giovanni Di Grandis, Centre Coordinator, AFINO Research Centre & Tora Bonnevie)
Main topics:
I) Healthcare at the macro-level
II) Research as part of a value chain
III) Risk management in transdisciplinary research
15:30-16:00 What do we expect from the project proposals in the current call? Q&A (Marius Widerøe)