Welcome to Why and how to create participation in Research of Technology for Health


6-8 May 2019


The course will benefit the PhD fellows to reach a clear understanding of why and how participation in research matters and how it can be facilitated specifically in research of technology.


The aim of this course is to raise theoretical and methodological awareness of why and how professionals, citizens and public in general can participate in research of technology.

The course will involve the following topics

- the value and challenges of participation in technology research
- methods for facilitating participation in technology research
- techniques for how to enhance participation, i.e. how researchers can collaborate with participants during research on technology

Activity timeline

April 1st: In order to ensure the planning of a participant centered course all students must, prior to the course write one page describing 1) your research questions, 2) the technology you are researching, 3) the context of your research, 4) in what way you imagine that participation is part of your research – this may include ambitions as well as challenges.

Friday April 26: Participants upload a written presentation of how their project relate to the course with elaboration of how the course literature help the research project e.g. in what way does the course literature support an understanding and approach for participation in the specific PhD study.

6-8 May: At the course lectures on theoretical and methodological aspects of participation in research of technology, will take place during morning hours. In the afternoon participants will give a presentation of their work and get feedback from at least 2 opponents. The oral presentation is an elaboration of the three-pages uploaded prior to the course,

Organizers and lecturers: Pernille Bertelsen , Anne Marie Kanstrup


Time: 6-8 May 2019

Place: AAU, Rendsburggade 14, room Rdb14 4.105

City: 9000 Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: April 1st

Reading: TBA

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.