Sciencewise Expert Research Centre
The Sciencewise-ERC is the UK's national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues. It provides co-funding and specialist advice and support to Government departments and agencies to develop and commission public dialogue activities in emerging areas of science and technology.
Sciencewise is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and aims to help policy makers commission and use public dialogue to inform policy decisions involving science and technology issues. Sciencewise aims to ensure that all future policy involving science, technology and innovation is robustly developed, informed by public concerns and aspirations and based on all the available evidence.
The Sciencewise-ERC consists of a comprehensive online resource of information, advice and guidance together with a wide range of support services aimed at policy makers and all the different stakeholders concerned with policy involving science and technology issues, including the public.
Support includes co-funding to Government departments and agencies to develop and commission public dialogue projects, a team of highly experienced Dialogue and Engagement Specialists (DES), general dialogue training and mentoring to policy makers and an online Community of Practice.
Resource Link: http://sciencewise-erc.org.uk