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GlobalSCAPE | Global perspectives on science communication

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From 01/03/2021 to 28/02/2023

GlobalSCAPE will be gathering a global picture of science communication, looking past Europe and including the lesser-heard voices in non-western countries.

About

The principal aim of GlobalSCAPE is to generate a detailed picture of science communication in a global context. Recent research focused on taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication has concentrated primarily on science communication in Europe and the western world.

The experiences of science communication professionals in these regions have traditionally been under-represented. GlobalSCAPE will ensure that a full and accurate picture of global science communication can be established.

GlobalSCAPE expands outwards from this to take stock of the lesser-heard voices: the science communicators working in non-western countries and in regions where taking stock of science communication is particularly difficult.

The approach

The landscape and modes of science communication are changing. This is, in large measure, the result of advances in digital communication in combination with ready and widespread access to smart devices.

The central component to the methodology implements a large-scale programme of automated diary studies to gather perspectives of science communication professionals. Those perspectives and variations will be mapped over time, providing a powerful tool for analysis.

In its methodology, GlobalSCAPE builds on the very technologies that are changing this landscape. It exploits the global ubiquity of smart devices to implement an innovative and large-scale programme of data collection through the use of state-of-the-art methods in automated diary studies and draws on the expertise of a multi-disciplinary and international team of partners.

GlobalSCAPE will:

  • Develop - GlobalSCAPE reviews the state of education and practice within the science communication profession to produce an accurate global picture of the current landscape.
  • Listen - GlobalSCAPE seeks the lesser-heard voices in the global community of science communicators to assess the broader relationships between science and society.
  • Deploy - GlobalSCAPE deploys a longitudinal diary study with science communicators in 10 countries to understand day-to-day experiences, challenges, and professional decisions.
  • Maximise - GlobalSCAPE widely shares resources developed within the project and opens access for use by science communicators around the globe.
  • Embed - GlobalSCAPE supports an open-access science communication module, professional development workshops, and policy centred white papers.

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SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE  in a research study about their day-to-day professional experiences, challenges and decisions while communicating research or science with public, non-academic audiences. This study follows regular reports over twelve months to track what happens for them in science communication over this timeframe.

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, Ireland

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
 Netherlands
 

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
 Belgium
 

QUALIA ANALYTICS LIMITED
 Ireland
 

CAB INTERNATIONAL
 United Kingdom
 

SPRINGER NATURE LIMITED
 United Kingdom
 

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101006436

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