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Andrea Gnaiger & Eileen Martin
This SCIPAS report identifies, describes and comparatively evaluates the diversity of models which have evolved within the Science Shop movement which developed in Europe in the 1970s. This report gathers together existing information on Science Shops and community based research organisations from across the world. The role of these organisations is to facilitate knowledge transfer to and from civil society organisations.
Henk Mulder, Thomas Auf der Heyde, Ronen Goffer & Carmen Teodosiu
This SCIPAS report outlines the results of a comprehensive investigation into the history of science shops in 16 countries from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. While the survey cannot claim to be exhaustive, it certainly is to date the most comprehensive overview of this sector.
Caspar de Bok
This report focuses on training programmes for people involved in community based research. It provides an overview of customised training programmes for Science Shops. It is an inventory of resources for customised training programmes for science shop staff members, researchers and community groups. It also identifies mechanisms for matching customised training programmes and different target groups.
This report focusses on the structure of an international magazine in order to promote the concept and understanding of Science Shops and Community Based Research. It describes the options for setting up an international science shop magazine for publishing science shop research results and policy issues internationally. It gives an overview of the objectives of a magazine as a network medium and the needs for realization.
As part of the SCIPAS project, this report examines the need for an electronic means of network communication, focusing on the development of an Internet-based, publicly-accessible database of science shops and science shop activities. It argues how an electronic communications infrastructure can enhance the development of an international network, and outlines the design of the web-based database, concluding with recommendations for further development.
Merete Hende and Michael Søgaard Jørgensen
Science Shops in one way or the other have had impact on university curricula and/or research. An analysis focused on the kind of impact which the Science Shops have reported and related the impact to the local history of the Science Shop. The analysis does not point to a certain s Sience Shop model as the best, but point at enabling factors and conditions that have been identified in case studies. These case studies have been supplemented with a few articles and reports dealing with this topic.
Maaike Lürsen & Dick Sclove
This report considers the potential social benefits in developing an international network for Science Shops, as well as such a network’s possible goals, organisational structure, activities and membership.
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