Tag Archive for "science-and-society"

Data sharing: six local area partners announced

May 16, 2017 – Simon Burall

Government stores and uses personal data about citizens as part of the way it does its work. Effective use of this data means that government can deliver more effective and efficient public services to the public. However, the storage and use of, what can sometimes be, highly personal data raises concerns about both privacy and security. Our…

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Relaunching Sciencewise

March 3, 2017 – Simon Burall

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run the Sciencewise programme for the next two years, until April 2019. Over the 11 years of its existence, Sciencewise has positioned the UK as the world leader in engaging publics, scientists and stakeholders…

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence | Evidence to the Science and Technology Select Committee

June 6, 2016 – Harry Farmer

Involve submitted evidence to the Science and Technology Select Committee's inquiry on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. In our submission, we contend that the government's success in harnessing the potential of robotics and AI will depend to a large extent on its ability to develop policy that is sensitive to, and informed by, public concerns about these…

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Science, Society and Engagement – an e-anthology

May 6, 2016 – Simon Burall

Science, Society and Engagement is an e-anthology published by Involve to capture learning from the Engage2020[i] project on public engagement in research and technological innovation across Europe. There is a growing acceptance worldwide that engaging citizens in dialogue about issues that affect them improves the quality, legitimacy and sustainability of policy and decision making.  In response…

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Methods, Methods everywhere… Engage2020 Action Catalogue

May 2, 2016 – Simon Burall

The Engage2020 Action Catalogue is an online tool designed help researchers, policy-makers and others wanting to engage with the public on technical or scientific issues to find the method best suited to their needs. In Science, Society and Engagement (an e-Anthology published as part of the Engage2020 project) one of the conclusions the authors draw…

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Public views about low carbon heat technologies – Sciencewise Sounding Board

February 24, 2016 – Reema Patel

Sciencewise recently delivered an online deliberative discussion in partnership with the Committee on Climate Change, an independent statutory body which advises the government on reducing the UK’s emissions. We engaged 17 participants in dialogue and discussion through the Sounding Board, Sciencewise’s tool for online deliberative engagement. This was our second pilot of the Sounding Board;…

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A new member of the Involve and Sciencewise teams

August 26, 2015 – Joe Beaglehole

Hi everyone! I’ve just finished my first week as the new Citizens and Science Programme Manager at Involve. I’m really excited about joining the Sciencewise team and helping to develop a wider programme of work to engage the public on new science and technology.   I’m from New Zealand where my work has been in public…

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