Our work helps address issues pertaining to two separate but interrelated aspects of the science/governance complex, i.e. 1) the ways in which science informs policymaking, and; 2) the governance and planning of scientific research.
How can you make a difference?
- Participate in citizen science
- Support open source and peer produced knowledge by …
- Join a watchdog commission
|Local and Municipal||Federal & Provincial/State|
|Incentivise corporate investment into community ‘science centres’||Rely on research where funding doesn’t represent a very obvious conflict of interest or fund non-biased research centres to inform and create policy|
|Requiring scientists to serve as consultants in legislation — Universities need to see legal/political service as equal or more to publication record||Formation of an independant, government watchdog commission that audits scientific research informing policy in order to help policymakers identify and understand research bias.|
|Publically funded institutes that watch the policy and communicate that to citizens||Adoption of a public dialogue and participation model in the spirit of the UK’s Responsible Research and Innovation initiative|
|Fund and promote government-funded citizen science programs (e.g. the RRI)|
|Create space for Indigenous/local knowledge governance + participation|
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Change in Action
While not all of these projects direction involve E4A, they are great examples of diverse examples of socio-ecological change in action.