Resources

In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

Feel free to submit resources for this section. Send all relevant materials with a short explanation about the contents to: info@ecsite.eu

Resources

Practical guide or toolkit
Ecsite position on FP9 - cover
Spokes resource

Ecsite released this position paper in April 2018, as part of the negotiations of the 2021-2027 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). It states that FP9 should push traditional boundaries and actively involve citizens in the science and innovation process.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
FP9, position paper, EU, policy
Book or article
Airplane condensation trails in the Brussels sky - which "chemtrail" conspiracy theorists claim to be chemical substances governments spray to keep populations subdued. Photo Antonio Gomes da Costa

Feature article by António Gomes da Costa published in Spokes #27, February 2017

We need to help citizens grasp the difference between authority-based and science-based validation, argues Gomes da Costa (and much more) | Estimated reading time: 29 minutes
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
post-truth, post-fact, worldview, science, process, Spokes
Practical guide or toolkit
User profile on the Ecsite website (member staff)
Spokes resource

Staff working for Ecsite member organisations can publish news and events in their organisation's names in the "Members share" section of the Ecsite website and exhibitions on EXTRA. Full and Associate members and their staff can also book tickets via the Ecsite Move platform. Here is how to... and a quick visual guide.

Category:
Ecsite corporate documents
Keywords:
ecsite account, login, publish news, organisational profiles, groups, exhibitions
EXTRA
Spokes resource

Extra is the definitive online tool for Europe’s community of professionals working with travelling science exhibitions.

Category:
Topics in science
Catan game picture from gamesresearchnetwork.org
Spokes resource

Sam Illingworth and Paul Wake released in 2018 a scenario for the board game Catan® with special rules and tokens to raise awareness of and generate debates about global warming.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
Board game, Catan, global warming
Practical guide or toolkit
PROSO Toolkit on Engaging society for RRI cover
Spokes resource

The PROSO project released in February 2018 a toolkit on Promoting societal engagement in Research and Innovation.

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
PROSO, Society Engagement, RRI, Horizon 2020
Report
Report on fake news and online disinformation front page
Spokes resource

In March 2018, the high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") set up by the European Commission released its final report designed to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
EU Commission, Disinformation, fake news
Book or article
2017-2018 Attractions Management Handbook cover
Spokes resource

The 2017-2018 issue of the Attractions Management Handbook includes a science capital article by King & Seakins with four Ecsite members case studies (p. 72).

Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
attractions management, case studies, ecsite members, science capital
Report
European Union report cover
Spokes resource

In February 2018, the European Commission released a report written by Professor Mazzucato about the future EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
european commission, research and innovation
Practical guide or toolkit
GDPR Small business
Spokes resource

From 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) constitutes the legislation on data privacy regulation. The platform made by the European Commission gives clues and advice on how small business can adapt to match the rules. Relevant for many science engagement organisations.

Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
GDPR, data, privacy, small business
Book or article
Screenshot of an A|B test results page, run by Christopher Harries on the Natural History Museum's website (London, UK)

Interviews published in Spokes #39, March 2018

Insights from four museum professionals working with (digital) data | Estimated reading time: 20 minutes (3-6 min per interview)
Keywords:
Digital, data, data analysis, data scientist Spokes
Book or article
Five faces of Russian science communication: Olga Dobrovidova,  Elena Brandt,  Anton Sharypov, Olga Rebkovets and  Sergey Popov / Photo courtesy of the author; photo by Evgeni Pelevin/MIPT; photo courtesy of the author; photo by Angelika Villius; photo co

Feature article by Alexandra Borissova - Dmitry Malkov published in Spokes #39, March 2018

A tour of the contrated Russian science communication landscape and the people shaping its future | Estimated reading time: 22 minutes 
Keywords:
#scicomm, Russia, Spokes

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