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During 2016, BIS asked for detailed summaries of the longer term impacts of some of the dialogue projects that Sciencewise has supported with advice and funding.

We have selected eight particularly interesting and influential projects covering very different topic areas. We explored their longer term impacts on policy and on the organisations involved. The evidence gathered shows that the dialogue results from these projects - what the public participants said - as well as the dialogue process itself, have often been highly influential in government, research council and other decisions on funding, policy priorities and strategic planning.

•    Animals Containing Human Material

•    Disposal of radioactive waste

•    Flood Risk Communications

•    Mitochondrial replacement

•    Open data

•    Recruiting participants for health research

•    Shale gas and oil

•    Synthetic Biology