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Sciencewise produces a range of materials that provide information and guidance to help policy makers and others understand and use public dialogue in the development of policy involving science and technology. Some are regular publications such as our monthly e-digest (register here), which provides the reader with updates on our latest thinking and progress on current projects. Others are published or updated as new thinking develops.

Our monthly news digest provides updates on latest public dialogue activities and good practice, and features relevant events. Older news editions can be found in the digest archive, quarterly newsletter (pre April 2013) and monthly dialogue bulletin (pre April 2013).

Sciencewise also provides a set of Guiding Principles for public dialogue, and a new guide to Quality in Public Dialogue. There is also an extensive set of guidance notes for running public dialoge projects.

Following the completion of each Sciencewise co-funded public dialogue project, a case study is prepared, drawing on the dialogue* and evaluation reports. Dialogue project case studies provide a brief summary of key impacts, messages and lessons from each dialogue project. In addition to background and basic information about the project they focus on:

•    The impact from the project on policy and policy makers
•    What the public said

Case studies also summarise the dialogue activities together with what worked especially well and less well.

Sciencewise undertakes research and analysis into key issues for the advancement of good practice in public dialogue. By building knowledge and understanding and by creating space for further discussion around these issues, Sciencewise is leading thinking on how to embed meaningful public dialogue into policymaking on science and technology.

*To access individual Dialogue Reports, please visit the individual project pages.