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A - Community Based Research

Title / Document                                           Created by
Working with clients, CSOs, students or researchers
Institutionalizing Community University Research Partnerships - A user’s manualUNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and
Social Responsibility in Higher Education
Doing More in Partnership – Toolkit for community-university collaborationProvincial Center of Excellence for Child and Youth
CARL Community-Based Research - ManualUniversity College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community Based Research Process MapUniversity College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community-based participatory research module and materialsUniversity College Cork - Community-Academic Research Links
Community Based Research Process MapDublin Institute of Technology
Community Tool Box (website)University of Kansas
Campus Engage National Network (Ireland) - Resources databaseCampus Engage
CBPR - A guide to ethical principles and practiceDurham University / NCCPE
Principles of small scale research – From ‘Evaluation and Social Research’Interchange Liverpool
Community Based Participatory Research principles – English / SpanishCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health
Building Communities through Action Research – Powerpoint presentationInstitute for Community Research
Participatory Methods Toolkit – Practitioners handbookKing Baudouin Foundation
Participatory Community Assessments HandbookAlameda County Public Health Department
Training manual for Community Based Researchers – for CBPROntario Institute for Studies in Education
Snapshot of CBR in Canada – Web survey of practitionersWellesley Institute
Community Based Participatory Research CurriculumCommunity-Campus Partnerships for Health
Scholarship in Action – Applied research and community changeUS Department of Housing and Urban Development

B - Science Shop Administration

Title / DocumentCreated by
Organisational forms
FAQs – Organisational forms of Science ShopsLiving Knowledge
Interchange Liverpool - constitution (rev. 2003)Interchange Liverpool
Interchange mission statement – Extract from constitutionInterchange Liverpool
Financing a Science Shop
FAQs – Financing a Science ShopLiving Knowledge
A Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation of Science Shops (PERARES project report)PERARES project
Funding issues – from ‘Pedagogies of Praxis’Interchange Liverpool
Staffing a Science Shop
FAQs – Staffing a Science ShopLiving Knowledge
Job Description - Science Shop coordinatorQueen's University Belfast
Training and mentoring for Science Shops
FAQs – Training  and mentoringLiving Knowledge
Supporting new Science Shops (PERARES project report)PERARES project
Guidelines for setting up a temporary Pop-up Science Shop (e.g. accompanying an exhibition)Sparks project
How to set up a new Science Shop - Scenario Workshop methodologyPERARES project
Guidelines on the establishment of an Intermediu centreINRORomania
Working with clients, CSOs, students or researchers
Policy statement on equal opportunitiesInterchange  Liverpool
The impact of Science Shops on university curricula and researchDTU Lyngby
Allocation model for science communicationWetenschapswinkel Brussel                    

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C - Public Awareness

Title / DocumentCreated by
General (history, locations, definitions etc.)
30 years of Bonn Science Shop - with case studiesWissenschaftsladen Bonn
DIT Programme for Students Learning With Communities (SLWC): Report Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2011Dublin Institute of Technology
Science Shops: Mediators at the interface of science and society (Powerpoint  presentation)Wissenschaftsladen
Bonn
FAQs – General information on Science ShopsLiving Knowledge
Introduction to the concept of Science Shops – Science Shop at the Technical University of DenmarkDTU Lyngby
Academic progress review 2006 – Center for Urban Research and LearningCURL Chicago
History of Interchange – From Interacts UK Case Study ReportInterchange Liverpool
CREA Overview – How the Science Shop is emerging in 2006CREA Barcelona
Living Knowledge Network
FAQs – Living Knowledge NetworkLiving Knowledge
Living Knowledge FlyerLiving Knowledge
Science Shops and the policy context
FAQs – Science Shops and policy makersLiving Knowledge
Science Shops – Knowledge for the communityEC Directorate-General for Research
Handbook of Models of Community Engagement Strategies in Higher Education Institutions: Policy and Curriculum DevelopmentPERARES project
Embedding Community and Public Engagement Within Regional and National Policy and Higher Education InstitutionsPERARES project
Sustainability for Science Shops - A practical guide to developing policy and strategyPERARES project
Working with clients or CSOs
Communicating Science – Scientist’s survival kitEC Directorate-General for Research
Interchange publicity leaflet (2004)Interchange Liverpool

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D - Preparing a Science Shop project

Title / Document                                           Created by
Working with clients, civil society partners, students or researchers
FAQs – Working with clients or civil society partnersLiving Knowledge
Guide to organizing scenario workshops - developing partnerships between researchers and civil society organisations  PERARES project
Questionnaire  to organisations – initial registrationScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
Agreement statement – for new projectsScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
NGO survey – Needs survey among all registered NGOs in Brussels/FlandersScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
New project proposal formScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
CBR application form for studentsDublin Institute of Technology
Collaborative research agreement formDublin Institute of Technology
New project contacts form – for internal useScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Budget proposal form – for Science Shop projectsScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Interchange project checklistInterchange Liverpool
Interchange organisation Registration formInterchange Liverpool
Project mediation process – Science Shop for Biology,UtrechtScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Evaluating a Science Shop project - Evaluation Toolkit from the PERARES projectPERARES project
Thesis market – Instrument to increase interactionScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
Science Shop procedure – Part 1: GeneralScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
Science Shop operations manual – Queen’s UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland Science Shop
Health and Safety questionnaire – for community organisationsInterchange Liverpool
Guidelines: roles for students, supervisors, community partnersDublin Institute of Technology
Working  with students and researchers
Blueprint  research proposal – for project framing and planningScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Project planning timetable – ExampleScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht
Project Research Agreement – InterchangeInterchange Liverpool
Bottlenecks in Science Shop activities Science Shop Brussels, Belgium
Science Shop procedure – Part 2: StudentsScience Shop Brussels, Belgium
Interactive Student Handbook – for student recruitment Interchange Liverpool
Interchange curriculum outline – From ‘Pedagogies of Praxis’Interchange Liverpool
Financing a Science Shop
Budget calculation model – for Science Shop projectsBudget proposal form – for Science Shop projects
Budget calculation – ExampleScience Shop for Biology, University of Utrecht

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E - Carrying out a Science Shop project

Title / DocumentCreated by
Working with students and researchers
FAQs – Working with students and researchersLiving Knowledge
Faculty Toolkit for Service Learning in Higher EducationCommunity-Campus
Partnerships for Health
Community Based Research Internship – Project DC CurriculumGeorgetown University
Marking schedule for student projectsInterchange Liverpool
Assessment criteria for student projectsInterchange Liverpool
Working with clients or civil society partners
FAQs - Working with clients or civil society partnersLiving Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation form for research projectsInterchange Liverpool
Mid-term monitoring form for research projectsInterchange Liverpool
Guidebook for Collaborative Research Internships – community-university researchAtlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
Organisational forms
Guide to Program Evaluation for Educators in service learningNational Service-Learning Clearinghouse

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F – Writing / Publication of a Science Shop Project

Title / DocumentCreated by
Working with clients or civil society partners
Successful Communication Toolkit for researchers and NGOsResearch and Policy in Development
Land use as a game – Example projectWissenschaftsladen Bonn
Dig and Learn – Example projectWissenschaftsladen Bonn
30 Years Bonn Science ShopWissenschaftsladen Bonn
25 Years Bonn Science ShopWissenschaftsladen Bonn
Case studies from Bonn Science ShopWissenschaftsladen Bonn
Working with students and researchers
Case study: Trend Break answersGroningen Science Shop
Science Shops and policy makers
Guide to Policy Work for CBPR Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Case study: trade relations between Groningen and Africa – with questionsGroningen Science Shop
Case study: the Trend Break formulaGroningen Science Shop

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