Living Knowledge Toolbox

This toolbox service will empower new Science Shops and people working in community based research in developing professional standards and enable existing Science Shops to refine and improve their practice through professional know-how. The database brings together relevant documentation on Science Shop procedures, processes and guidelines. Please send us a message, if you wish to contribute to the toolbox.

Visit also our Library including a list of good reads related to Science Shops, videos and project reports.

Content

1 - Organisational Elements of Science Shops
a. General
b. Organisational Forms
c. Financing a Science Shop
d. Staffing a Science Shop
e. Training and Mentoring for Science Shops

2 - Implementing a Science Shop Project - Methodological Elements

a. Preparation
b. Implementation
c. Evaluation & Reporting
d. Financing a project
e. Case studies / examples

3 - Manuals, Tools, Guides
a. Community Based Research
b. Other Participatory Methods & Formats

4 - Working in / with Higher Education

a. Working with students
b. Working with academic staff
c. Working with stakeholders
d. Policy and curricula development
e. Teaching and training resources for Higher Education staff

5 - Science Shops and the Policy Context

a. EU / Swafs
b. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) & Science Shops

6 - Communication and Public Awareness

a. Communication
b. Networks

1 - Organisational Elements of Science Shops

Document / EditorKeywords

a. General

FAQs – General information on Science Shops
Living Knowledge
Science Shops, definition, history

Introduction to the concept of Science Shops – Science Shop at the Technical University of Denmark
DTU Lyngby

Concept, Denmark

 

Living Knowledge - Basic Conception
Living Knowledge
Definition, concept

b. Organisational forms

FAQs – Organisational forms of Science Shops
Living Knowledge
Organisation, structure, university
Interchange Liverpool - constitution (rev. 2003)
Interchange Liverpool
Constitution
Interchange mission statement (Extract from constitution)
Interchange Liverpool
Mission statement

c. Financing a Science Shop

FAQs – Financing a Science Shop
Living Knowledge
Financing, Funding
A Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation of Science Shops
PERARES project
Financing, Evaluation
Funding issues (from ‘Pedagogies of Praxis’)
Interchange Liverpool
Financing, Funding

d. Staffing a Science Shop

FAQs – Staffing a Science Shop
Living Knowledge
Staff, human resources
Job Description - Science Shop coordinator
Queen's University Belfast
Staff, human resources, job description

e. Training and mentoring for Science Shops

FAQs – Training  and mentoring
Living Knowledge
Training, mentoring, Summer School
Supporting new Science Shops
PERARES project
Mentoring, Summer School
Guidelines for setting up a temporary Pop-up Science Shop
Sparks project
Mentoring, temporary Science Shop
How to set up a new Science Shop - Scenario Workshop methodology
PERARES project
Scenario Workshop, Science Shop setup
Guidelines on the establishment of an Intermediu centre
INRORomania
Science Shop Setup
Emerging of Science Shop CREA Barcelona 2006
CREA Barcelona / TRAMS project
Science Shop Setup, Barcelona

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2 - Implementing a Science Shop Project - Methodological Elements

Document / Editor                                        Keywords

a. Preparation

FAQs – Working with clients or civil society partners
Living Knowledge
CSO, civil society, clients, partner
Questionnaire to organisations – initial registration
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
CSO, collaboration, partner
Research Agreement form
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Research agreement, form
Agreement statement – for new projects
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Agreement, project
Community-based Learning and Research Agreements - Guide for Higher Education Teaching Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
CBR, guidelines, Higher Education
NGO survey – Needs survey among all registered NGOs in Brussels/Flanders
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Needs survey, CSO, NGO
New project proposal form
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Form, project
CBR application form for students
Dublin Institute of Technology
Form, CBR, student
Collaborative research agreement form
Dublin Institute of Technology
Form, research agreement
New project contacts form – for internal use
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Form, project
Budget proposal form – for Science Shop projects
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Project budget, financing
Interchange project checklist
Interchange Liverpool
Checklist, project
Interchange organisation Registration form
Interchange Liverpool
Registration form
Project mediation process
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Mediation, project
Thesis market – Instrument to increase interaction
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Student, CSO, thesis
Science Shop procedure – General & Student Research
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Science Shop, student, research, project
Science Shop operations manual
Science Shop Queen’s University Belfast
Science Shop, student, research, CSO, project
Health and Safety questionnaire – for community organisations
Interchange Liverpool
CSO, project, form
Guidelines: roles for students, supervisors, community partners
Dublin Institute of Technology
Project, stakeholders, student, researcher, CSO
Blueprint  research proposal – for project framing and planning
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Research proposal, form, project
Project planning timetable – Example
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Project, form, planning
Project Research Agreement
Interchange Liverpool
Agreement, project, research
Bottlenecks in Science Shop activities
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Bottlenecks

b. Implementation

FAQs – Working with students and researchers
Living Knowledge
Student, researcher
FAQs - Working with clients or civil society partners
Living Knowledge
CSO, partner, client
Mid-term monitoring form for research projects
Interchange Liverpool
Monitoring, project
Monitoring and evaluation form for research projects
Interchange Liverpool
Monitoring, evaluation, project
Guidebook for Collaborative Research Internships – community-university research
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre

c. Evaluation & Reporting

Evaluating a Science Shop project
Evaluation Toolkit from the PERARES project
Monitoring and evaluation form for research projects
Interchange Liverpool
Guide to Program Evaluation for Educators in service learning
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Assessment criteria for student projects
Interchange Liverpool
Marking schedule for student projects
Interchange Liverpool
Successful Communication Toolkit for researchers and NGOs
Research and Policy in Development
Bottlenecks in Science Shop activities
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Bottlenecks

d. Financing a project

Budget calculation model – for Science Shop projects
Science Shop Utrecht
Budget calculation – Example
Science Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht

e. Case studies / examples

National Science Shop projects
Case Studies from Science Shop Belfast
Queen's University of Belfast
Project examples from the Students Learning with Communities Programme
Dublin Institute of Technology
Land use as a game – Example project
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Dig and Learn – Example project
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
30 Years Bonn Science Shop
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
25 Years Bonn Science Shop
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Case studies from Bonn Science Shop
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Case study: Trend Break answers
Groningen Science Shop
Case study: trade relations between Groningen and Africa – with questions
Groningen Science Shop
Case study: the Trend Break formula
Groningen Science Shop

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3 - Manuals, Tools, Guides

Document / EditorKeywords

a. Community Based Research

Institutionalizing Community University Research Partnerships - A user’s manual
UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Doing More in Partnership – Toolkit for community-university collaboration
Provincial Center of Excellence for Child and Youth
CARL Community-Based Research - Manual
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community Based Research - Process Map
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community Bases Research Process - Infographic
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community-based participatory research module and materials
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community Based Research Process Map
Dublin Institute of Technology
A guide for communities working with academics
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Campus-Community Partnerships - Introductory Guide for Community Groups
Campus Engage Ireland
Community-Based Research - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Community Tool Box (website)
University of Kansas
Campus Engage National Network (Ireland) - Resources database
Campus Engage Ireland
CBPR - A guide to ethical principles and practice
Durham University / NCCPE
Principles of small scale research – From ‘Evaluation and Social Research’
Interchange Liverpool
Community Based Research Internship – Project DC Curriculum
Georgetown University
Community Based Participatory Research principles – English / Spanish
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Building Communities through Action Research – Powerpoint presentation
Institute for Community Research
Participatory Community Assessments Handbook
Alameda County Public Health Department
Training manual for Community Based Researchers – for CBPR
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Snapshot of CBR in Canada – Web survey of practitioners
Wellesley Institute
Community Based Participatory Research Curriculum
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Scholarship in Action – Applied research and community change
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Guidebook for Collaborative Research Internships – community-university research
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Guide to Policy Work for CBPR
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

b. Other Participatory Methods and Formats

Action Catalogue - Online decision support tool to find methods for inclusive research
Engage2020 project
Participatory Methods Toolkit – Practitioners handbook
King Baudouin Foundation
The Sparks Handbook - guideline of innovative formats for participatory activities
Sparks project
Scenario Workshop methodology
PERARES project
Scenario Workshop
Faculty Toolkit for Service Learning in Higher Education
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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4 - Working in / with Higher Education

Document / EditorKeywords

a. Working with students

FAQs – Working with students and researchers
Living Knowledge
A Student Guide to Community Engagement
Campus Engage Ireland
Science Shop operations manual
Science Shop Queen’s University Belfast
Science Shop, student, research, CSO, project
Marking schedule for student projects
Interchange Liverpool
Assessment criteria for student projects
Interchange Liverpool
Guidebook for Collaborative Research Internships – community-university research
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Student experiences - case studies
Science Shop Queen's University Belfast

b. Working with academic staff

FAQs – Working with students and researchers
Living Knowledge
Civic and Community Engagement - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Community-Based Research - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Ethics of Community-Higher Education Engagement - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Science Shop operations manual
Science Shop Queen’s University Belfast
Science Shop, student, research, CSO, project

c. Working with stakeholders

FAQs – Working with clients or civil society partners
Living Knowledge
CSO, civil society, clients, partner
Community-based Learning and Research Agreements - Guide for Higher Education Teaching Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Ethics of Community-Higher Education Engagement - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Science Shop operations manual
Science Shop Queen’s University Belfast
Science Shop, student, research, CSO, project
Questionnaire to organisations – initial registration
Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
See all documents under 3a.

d. Policy and Curricula Development

Handbook of Models of Community Engagement Strategies in Higher Education Institutions: Policy and Curriculum Development
PERARES project
Embedding Community and Public Engagement Within Regional and National Policy and Higher Education Institutions
PERARES project
Sustainability for Science Shops - A practical guide to developing policy and strategy
PERARES project
Summary Report on Policy for Rewarding RRI through academic curricula in Higher Education
EnRRICH project
The EnRRICH tool for educators - (Re-)Designing curricula in higher education from a “Responsible Research and Innovation” perspective
EnRRICH project
Irish Report on Engaged Research 2017
Campus Engage Ireland
Policy Drivers for Community-Higher Education Engagement - Guide for academic staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Guide to Policy Work for CBPR
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
The impact of Science Shops on university curricula and research
DTU Lyngby
Academic progress review 2006 – Center for Urban Research and Learning
CURL Chicago

e. Teaching and Training Resources for Higher Education Staff

The EnRRICH tool for educators - (Re-)Designing curricula in higher education from a “Responsible Research and Innovation” perspective
EnRRICH project
RRI, curricula development
Community-based participatory research module and materials
University College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community-Based Research - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Campus Engage National Network (Ireland) - Resources database
Campus Engage
RRI in Curricula - Good Practices and Case Studies
EnRRICH project
Civic and Community Engagement - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Policy Drivers for Community-Higher Education Engagement - Guide for academic staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Ethics of Community-Higher Education Engagement - Guide for Higher Education Staff
Campus Engage Ireland
Interchange curriculum outline (from ‘Pedagogies of Praxis’)
Interchange Liverpool
Community Based Research Internship – Project DC Curriculum
Georgetown University
Faculty Toolkit for Service Learning in Higher Education
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Guidebook for Collaborative Research Internships – community-university research
Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Guide to Program Evaluation for Educators in service learning
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Assessment criteria for student projects
Interchange Liverpool

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6 - Communication and Public Awareness

Document / EditorKeywords

a. Communication

Successful Communication Toolkit for researchers and NGOs
Research and Policy in Development
Toolkit, communication
Communicating Science – Scientist’s survival kit
EC Directorate-General for Research
Toolkit, science communication
30 Years Bonn Science Shop
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Report
Science Shops – Knowledge for the community
EC Directorate-General for Research
DIT Programme for Students Learning With Communities (SLWC): Report Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2011
Dublin Institute of Technology
Report
Living Knowledge Flyer
Living Knowledge
Flyer
Science Shops: Mediators at the interface of science and society (Powerpoint presentation)
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Interchange publicity leaflet (2004)
Interchange Liverpool
Flyer

b. Networks

FAQs – Living Knowledge Network
Living Knowledge
Living Knowledge, global
Living Knowledge Flyer
Living Knowledge
Living Knowledge, flyer
Campus Engage IrelandIreland
Science Shops in BelgiumBelgium
German speaking Science Shops - WissnetGermany, Austria
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement - NCCPEUK
Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research - GACERGlobal
Participatory Research in Asia - PRIAAsia, India
Community-Campus Partnerships for HealthCanada
UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher EducationGlobal, CBR
Global University Network for Innovation - GUNiGlobal
Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN)Asia
Engagement AustraliaAustralia
The European network of science centres and museums - EcsiteEurope, science center, science museum
Institute for Knowledge MobilizationCanada

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