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Tag Archive for "science-dialogue"

Public engagement on the Internet of Things is essential if we are to put societal values at the centre of technological developments : Democratic Audit UK

December 9, 2014 – Sonia Bussu

How do we ensure that the ‘next big thing’ – the Internet of Things – be harnessed for the public good? Sonia Bussu argues that the involvement of the public is key to ensure that a common language is developed, and that societal values at put at the centre of technological developments.Visit the site

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Review of Research Councils UK dialogues

January 3, 2014 – Ingrid Prikken

Research Councils UK (RCUK) commissioned Involve to conduct a review of RCUK dialogue and consultation exercises in order to identify what could be learnt more generally about public perspectives on emerging science and technology. The Research Councils have a good deal of experience of public dialogues. Various independent dialogues have been conducted around major RCUK…

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What we know about dialogue

November 12, 2013 – Edward Andersson

Edward Andersson reflects on the wide range of reports and resources available from the Sciencewise programme.  Over the last decade public engagement has gone from a novel activity to a much more established field. Yet organisations still often approach engagement in a haphazard and inconsistent way. There is still a need for support, training and…

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Stuck in the middle?

August 30, 2012 – Annie Quick

Too often, dialogue is seen as a way to avoid disagreement. But even if this is possible, is it wise?  A book came out a few months ago which caught my attention. ‘You’re not as crazy as I thought you were (but you’re still wrong)' is the result of a year-long dialogue between Phil Neisser,…

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Sciencewise-ERC programme announced

March 9, 2012 – Simon Burall

Involve will be joining forces with the British Science Association and Ricardo-AEA to deliver the next three year phase of the Sciencewise-ERC programme. We’re really excited today to be able to announce that we’ll be joining Ricardo-AEA and the British Science Association in delivering the next three year phase of the Sciencewise-ERC programme. The Cambridge…

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Democratic Technologies?

July 11, 2007 – Involve Web Editor

This is the report of the Nanotechnologies Engagement Group (NEG), a body convened by Involve with the support of the Office of Science and Innovation's Sciencewise scheme, and the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield. Our role was to observe and support the pioneers of nanotechnology's public engagement and log their experiences for the benefit of future journeys…

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