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D4.3 Policy Briefs 3

DITOs Consortium; (2019) D4.3 Policy Briefs 3. Doing It Together Science (DITOs): London, UK. Green open access

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of the science buses and uses ethnographic observations of workshops. Brief 2 draws on iterative cycles of gathering information and checking understanding with project coordinators. Brief 3 was developed in close collaboration with DITOs partners and with input from artists active in the art/science field. Brief 4 has been developed in collaboration with the ECSA working group on Air quality. Brief 5 is based on findings from the round table in London in May 2018 which engaged national and international stakeholders working across environmental policy and citizen science. Brief 7 has been developed in collaboration with the Italian citizen science network, an informal group of citizen science practitioners, scientists, and decision- and policy-makers who have engaged with the lead authors during two DITOs round tables in April 2018 and February 2019. More details about each of the 7 briefs are: Brief 1 - A Tale of Two Science Buses: Diversity of Knowledge and Inclusion Practices This research insight is an analysis of the two DITOs science buses by the Waag and the RBINS. It suggests that science communication and citizen science involve diverse framings of scientific knowledge which influence potential inclusion practices. Brief 2 - Making Citizen Science Work - Innovation Management for Citizen Science This policy brief, produced in collaboration with the We Observe consortium, draws on a preliminary study that identified the main operational archetypes of citizen science and DIYBio science projects. The clustering of specific operational models of citizen science, as presented in the brief, is an indication that commonalities can be found, and that the landscape of citizen science can be understood from a social innovation perspective, and therefore supported by innovation management techniques. Brief 3 - Citizen Science and Art/science - Synergies and Future Potential This brief takes inspiration from Brief 3 “Citizen science and open science. Synergies and future areas of work” and recent developments in Europe to foster the involvement of artists in scientific practices. Artistic projects can have strong synergies with the objectives of citizen science and citizen outreach activities. However, we have barely scratched the surface of the interaction between citizen science and art/science practice and the brief recommends actions for improving the synergies between the two fields. Brief 4 - European Clean Air day - Citizen Science for Clean Air This policy brief presents a framework for organizing a yearly European Clean Air Day, starting from 20th June 2019, with the objective of scaling up European awareness of air quality issues, and ways in which air quality can be improved. The brief presents a range of financing options and tools for air quality monitoring for grassroots organisations. Brief 5 - Citizen Science in UK Environmental Policy This research insight draws on discussions from a policy roundtable in May 2018 on the current state and future directions of citizen science in UK environmental policy. The findings suggest that citizen science needs to have proper infrastructure and resources to play a role in policy; and the integration of citizen science and policymaking should be seen as an iterative process. Brief 6 - Open Sharing Platforms and Affordable Lab Spaces as Drivers of Innovation in Biodesign This brief focuses on the influence of the DIYBio movement on innovation in Biodesign. Specifically, it focuses on the sharing of knowledge and expertise through courses and open sharing platforms, and the facilitation of prototyping in affordable lab spaces. This leads to a series of recommendations on how to support these material and immaterial resources, as well as individuals within DIYBio and Biodesign communities. Brief 7 - Towards a Shared National Strategy: Guidelines for the Development of Citizen Science in Italy This policy brief summarises the main actions needed to promote the development of citizen science in Italy and aims to provide guidelines and recommendations for a structural recognition, both through its adoption in existing legislative and planning instruments, and through specific strategies. The policy briefs presented here have been adjusted in order to reflect policy dynamics and external demands. This third and final series of briefs within the DITOs project consists of five policy briefs and two research insights, which cover the themes of biodesign, environmental sustainability, aspects of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), quality evaluation and the involvement of SMEs and industry. The policy briefs have been developed using a community-oriented approach for selecting the topics and writing the content, as conducted for the first two series of briefs in D4.1 and D4.2. Most of the briefs have been reviewed, formatted and printed before the submission to the EC in order for them to be available at the DITOs final event “Pan-European Policy Round table on citizen science and DIY science” on 3rd April 2019 at the RBINS, Brussels. This deliverable concludes the successful completion of WP4 facilitating policy engagement for RRI. DITOs ‘Policy Briefs 3’ is Deliverable 4.3 (D4.3) from the coordination and support action (CSA) Doing It Together science (DITOs), grant agreement 709443.

Type: Report
Title: D4.3 Policy Briefs 3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.togetherscience.eu/
Language: English
Additional information: This work by Parties of the DITOs Consortium is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094794
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