This free, online course aims to introduce you to the theory and practice of citizen science and scientific crowdsourcing. Citizen science is the participation of members of the public in scientific projects, including the engagement of a large group of people in the creation of new scientific knowledge (crowdsourcing).
A new initiative from the NCCPE, the Engage Researchers' Academy is a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.
The Royal Society run lots of different types of training relating to engaging those outside of academia with your research (beyond just public engagement training)
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The next Standing up for Science workshop is at the University of Manchester on Friday 13 April. Join us to find out how to make your voice heard in public debates about science and evidence. Apply now.
This full day event will be held at the University of Manchester on 13 April from 10am – 5pm.
Meet researchers who have engaged with the media, learn from policymakers about why good evidence is important for them and how researchers can help inform policy. Respected science journalists will talk about how the media works, how to respond and comment, and what journalists expect from scientists and researchers. Get hints and tips from communications experts on how you can start standing up for science and find out how to involve the public in communicating research
FREE for STEM and social science early career researchers, trainees and medical professionals.