External: Science Centre World Summit 2017
November 15 - November 17
“Around the globe, the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is increasingly important in research governance and funding. How this interacts with science communication is therefore very interesting to explore. This session will be hosted by a major European RRI project called NUCLEUS (New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions) involving 25 partners from Africa, Asia and Europe. We will explore what ‘responsible science communication’ means to different stakeholders in different countries and cultures. How do science centres play a role? How does this look around the showcasing of cutting-edge research with significant societal impact or in influencing behaviours or policies? We will encourage exchange of views from different professions, drawing on six ‘cells’ from our NUCLEUS work: universities/research institutions, public engagement, policy, media, civil society and economy. We hope the session to influence what a ‘Manifesto for Responsible Science Engagement’ might look like.”
The programme will include contributions by NUCLEUS partners Nino Dvalidse (Ilia State University), Alexander Gerber (Rhine-Waal University), Shadrack Mkansi (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement) and Kenneth Skeldon (previously University of Aberdeen, now affiliated with Wellcome Genome Campus).