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Do the public wish to be involved in the process of scientific research? If yes – how? These questions were asked in our public survey "Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries" and in the German and Swedish Science Barometers as well as in the Wellcome Trust monitor. The results from these studies will be presented at the session "Why should the public be engaged in Science?" at the Forum for Science Communication in Gothenburg on 3 April.

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On 10 December the ORION partner Babraham Institute will arrange a workshop on Open Science for UK stakeholders to discuss their views, expectations and roles within this European research priority. The workshop is by invitation only, and will take place at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge. During the workshop we...

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This webinar organized by La Caixa and Vitae on 29 November will establish what Open Science is and why it is needed. There will be an overview of the main areas of Open Science: Open Access, Open Data, Public Engagement, and Data Management and IP. In addition, there will be some practical tips on changes researchers can make towards Open Science, the potential career benefits of Open Science, and information on what resources the ORION project can provide.

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As part of the GEPES (Genome Editing Public Engagement Synergy) programme the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in UK is convening an online international symposium focusing on public engagement with genome editing on 21st November. Emma Martinez, project officer for open experiments and co-creation in the ORION project is one of the speakers.

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Read an article about this event here . Luiza Bengtsson and Emma Harris have been accepted to do a meet-up session at Re:publica a large digital culture conference (9,000 attendees last year). ‘Doctor, Doctor, Where is my Digital Diagnosis?’ will be a collaboration with Prof. Uwe Ohler, a Systems Biologist...

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The NCCPE annual conference, held in Bristol each year, provides an opportunity for all those interested in HEI public engagement to come together, to be inspired, challenged and refreshed. We are keen to see conversations and ideas build year on year, and ensure that Engage provides a thoughtful and interesting...

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