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Dialogue Projects

Sciencewise co-funds and supports a wide range of public dialogue projects to support policy making in issues involving science and technology.

Advice and guidance on developing and commissioning dialogue projects and the support available from Sciencewise can be accessed via the left-hand menu, together with lists of new and completed projects and a range of project outputs.

The following sections provide the latest information on all funded projects.

Bioscience

Bioscience

This area includes the following projects:
•    Future strategy of the Babraham Institute
•    John Innes Centre Science Strategy 2017-2022
•    Openness in Animal Research Dialogue
•    Synthetic Biology
•    Public Perception of Industrial Biotechnology
•    Hybrids and Chimeras
•    Community X-Change

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Data Management and Use

Data Management and Use

This area includes the following projects:
•    Data re-use and data management
•    Forensic Use of DNA Citizens Enquiry and Public dialogue on data openness
•    Sciencehorizons

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Energy and Climate Change

Energy and Climate Change

This area includes the following projects:
•    Citizens Advisory Forum for Living with Environmental Change
•    Community X-Change
•    Energy 2050 Pathways 
•    Geoengineering 
•    Low Carbon Communities Challenge 
•    New nuclear power stations – reviewing how to engage with members of the public in reactor design assessments (known as the Generic Design Assessment or GDA)
•    Planet under Pressure Conference - Youth Voice, Public communication and engagement on risk
•    Public engagement in shale gas and oil developments
•    Review of the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) Siting process 
•    The Big Energy Shift 
•    Trajectories for carbon emission reductions 

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Environment

Environment

This area includes the following projects:
•    Bioenergy Distributed Dialogue
•    Cambrian Mountains Natural Wealth
•    Citizen Dialogue on Bovine TB
•    Nature Improvement Areas
•    Planet under Pressure Conference - Youth Voice
•    Planning Scotland’s Seas - Joint Consultation
•    Public communication and engagement on risk
•    Public Dialogue for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment
•    Public engagement on landscape and ecosystem futures
•    Public engagement in shale gas and oil developments
•    Review of the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) Siting process
•    Significant Water Management Issues
•    Space Weather
•    Water Quality and Sustainability

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Food

Food

This area includes the following projects:
•    Citizen Dialogue on Bovine TB
•    Community X-Change
•    Food: The use of genetic modification
•    Global food security public panel
•    John Innes Centre Science Strategy 2017-2022
•    Rothamsted Research
•    Synthetic Biology
•    UK food system challenges and the role of innovative production technologies

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Futures

Futures

This area includes the following projects:
•    Dialogue on outputs from a workshop on Science Policy-making and Public Dialogue
•    Integrated Urban System Futures
•    Longitude 2014
•    Rothamsted Research
•    Sciencehorizons

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Healthcare

Healthcare

This area includes the following projects:
•    Animals Containing Human Material
•    Developing Stratified Medicine
•    Drugsfutures
•    Future strategy of the Babraham Institute
•    HRA patient and public views
•    HRA health research policy public dialogue
•    Hybrids and Chimeras
•    Mitochondria Replacement
•    Openness on Animal Research Dialogue
•    Stem Cell Dialogue

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

This area includes the following projects:
•    Nanodialogues
•    Nanotechnology Engagement Group
•    Public dialogue to understand public perceptions of nanotechnologies

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Public Engagement Practice

Public Engagement Practice

This area includes the following projects:
•    Bioenergy Distributed Dialogue
•    Community X-Change
•    Democs
•    Dialogue on outputs from a workshop on Science Policy-making and Public Dialogue
•    Nanodialogues
•    Risky Business
•    The Science Communication Working Lunches (SCWL)
•    Public communication and engagement on risk

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Regulation and Governance

Regulation and Governance

This area includes the following projects:
•    Dialogue on outputs from a workshop on Science Policy-making and Public Dialogue
•    Longitude 2014
•    Review of Research Councils UK Public Dialogues
•    Rothamsted Research
•    Sciencehorizons
•    Science, Trust and Public Engagement

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Risk, Resilience and Adaptation

Risk, Resilience and Adaptation

This area includes the following projects:
•    Leap Seconds
•    Openness on Animal Research Dialogue
•    Public communication and engagement on risk
•    Sciencehorizons
•    Space Weather
•    TrustGuide

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

This area includes the following projects:
•    Embedding wellbeing science in decision-making
•    Public ‘well-being’ dialogues to engage WWCW users around three policy themes
•    Ways to Wellbeing

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