Sense about Science: a practical guide to public engagement

7th Nov 2017

Sense about Science have launched a major new guide to public engagement, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

The resource, entitled 'Public Engagement: a practical guide' was written to help and encourage health researchers to involve the public in working out how to communicate findings - from the earliest stages of projects, and on the most challenging of subjects.

For those who care about science and evidence in public life it is heartening to see that engagement is now strongly encouraged in the research community: by funders, institutions and scientific bodies. Many researchers are persuaded of its importance, but still wonder how to do it. 

The guide

As long-standing supporters of our work will know, Sense about Science have worked over the years with researchers of all kinds on many of the most sensitive subjects.

Communicating the survival statistics of children’s heart surgery at different treatment centres was among the toughest of these subjects, and so the guide uses this experience as a case study throughout. Please read this guide and let us know what you think, and share it with anyone who might find it useful using #PublicLed.


For more information and to view the guide, please click here.




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