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Videos and stimulus material from nanotechnologies dialogue

See videos and stimulus material created for the nanotechnologies public dialogue project. The aim of the dialogue is to ensure public views are taken into account in UK Government policy on the governance and regulation around specific applications of nanomaterials. The dialogue is being led by Defra, with support from Sciencewise.


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Sciencewise provides dialogue support to policy makers across government and works through the British Science Association to engage the public.

Latest Impacts - top 5

Sciencewise continuously evaluates all its activities. We monitor and report on the impacts of the individual public dialogue projects and the programme as a whole. The latest impacts of Sciencewise projects include:

1. UK policy on leap seconds

2. Wellbeing policy in three departments

3. Radioactive waste disposal policy

4. Mitochondrial donation

5. Public engagement in shale gas development

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