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AccessLab: Workshops to broaden access to scientific research.

Griffiths, Amber GF and Modinou, Ivvet and Heslop, Clio and Brand, Charlotte and Weatherill, Aidan and Baker, Kate and Hughes, Anna E and Lewis, Jen and de Mora, Lee and Mynott, Sara and Roberts, Katherine E and Griffiths, David J (2019) 'AccessLab: Workshops to broaden access to scientific research.' PLoS Biology, 17 (5). e3000258-e3000258. ISSN 1544-9173

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Abstract

AccessLabs are workshops with two simultaneous motivations, achieved through direct citizen-scientist pairings: (1) to decentralise research skills so that a broader range of people are able to access/use scientific research, and (2) to expose science researchers to the difficulties of using their research as an outsider, creating new open access advocates. Five trial AccessLabs have taken place for policy makers, media/journalists, marine sector participants, community groups, and artists. The act of pairing science academics with local community members helps build understanding and trust between groups at a time when this relationship appears to be under increasing threat from different political and economic currents in society. Here, we outline the workshop motivations, format, and evaluation, with the aim that others can build on the methods developed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science; Research; Research Personnel; Congresses as Topic
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30877

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