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Sciencewise - the UK’s national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues


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The Sciencewise programme is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The current contract for management of the Sciencewise programme ended on 31st March 2016. From 1st April enquires about the Sciencewise programme should be sent to

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Sciencewise provides dialogue support to policy makers across government.

Latest Impacts

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. We have produced a series of summaries that trace the policy impacts of some recent and past public dialogue projects.

The latest impacts of Sciencewise projects include:

•    Animals Containing Human Material

•    Disposal of radioactive waste

•    Flood Risk Communications

•    Mitochondrial replacement

•    Open data

•    Recruiting participants for health research

•    Shale gas and oil

•    Synthetic Biology

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