Background and Baseline Research (Lead: ESSRG, Hungary)
The main challenges of this WP are (i) to understand the past and history of Science Shops from a transformative social innovation point of view, (ii) to identify their strengths and limitations in nurturing transformative social innovation, and (iii) to assess how science shops can build and capitalize on further public engagement activities, such as Science Cafés, in order to contribute to capacity building in social innovation.
Through these WP activities, we aim to answer the following questions: What learning ecosystems could best support science shops to prototype and explore new ways of science practices? How science shops can benefit from the best-valued practices to do more and better projects with civil society?
INTEGRATED DELIVERABLE 2.1: Results of a Systematic Literature Review – Analysis of the Interviews
This deliverable contains both: a) the results of a systematic literature review of Science Shop models; and b) the analysis of interviews conducted with emerging and established Science Shops, and similar science-society initiatives (80 interviews, 26 beyond Europe). Based on key findings of the qualitative interview’s analysis, we create a concept map of the “Science Shop at its best”, identifying leverages for the success of future initiatives and describe possible pathways.
This report gathers the results of a participatory-deliberative event (Nine-week online ideation and an open innovation session), provides and assessment of the transformative ambitions, potentials and impacts of science shops and envisions how to strengthen this potential for future development.
Co-Creating the Development and Piloting new SS models and methods (Lead: VU, The Netherlands)
This work package will co-develop new methodologies that make existing SS more collaborative and inclusive and that better accomplish the process as described by RRI, Open Science and Impact Evaluation requirements. This WP will also develop new models of SS 2.0.
DELIVERABLE 3.1. Results of the Science Shops 2.0 models, including links with public engagement activities
This deliverable presents a framework for Science Shop’s operational model. After three Delphi rounds and one expert panel with Science Shop practitioners, our approached evolved from a pure university-based model to a process-based framework of Science Shops work. It suggests rethinking processes as experimentation on challenges involved in a changing political and institutional landscape – a call relevant to scholars concerned with public engagement and participatory mechanisms in science and technology, as well as to science shop practitioners.
DELIVERABLE 3.2. Results of the pilot projects on new models for Science Shops
In this deliverable we report on the 31 pilot projects conducted by the consortium members in seven countries. We describe the local and organizational context of the InSPIRES Science Shops, followed by the background information of the different pilot projects (e.g. topic, methods, research process, stakeholder involved etc.) Thereafter, we propose a closer look at the participatory and public engagement approaches observed in these pilot projects. Finally, we reflect on the elements of the RRI processes and Open Science Principles that we found present in the pilot projects and the respective Science Shop processes in general. Also, we reflect upon the key-challenges faced in those pilots as well as we discuss alternatives project members have encountered.
Implementation, Mentoring and Scaling Up of Traditional and New SS 2.0 Models (Lead: IRSICaixa, Spain)
The aim of this WP is to coordinate the implementation of Science Shops structures and projects, and to give strong support through personalized mentoring and twinning program to new Science Shops structures and to promote international cooperation.
DELIVERABLE 4.2.Analysis and report on social demands and Research Agendas emerging from different territories
Pending of publication in an open access peer reviewed journal, available upon request.
DELIVERABLE4.3 Results of the Science Shop 2.0 projects:
The report will include InsPIRES local and Transdisciplinary and Transnational RRI and Open Science projects, with protocol for implementation, design, methods, results and impact evaluation assessment.
Training Activities to Stengthen the growth of Science Shops (Lead: UdL, France)
The overall aim of this work package is to facilitate the training of new science shops structures and their steady connection by developing training sessions, information sessions and pedagogical material tailored for the relevant stakeholders: actual or future coordinators and mediators, local communities’ representatives, academic staff/researchers, students and local authorities. The ambition is to strengthen the growth of science shop models up to the standards identified by the European Commission, in particular in terms of RRI, OSc and impact evaluation requirements, and contributing to tackle current grand challenges.
DELIVERABLE 5.1.Training videos addressed to all RRI stakeholders
A series of videos co-created with all the consortium partners during different projects highlights (summer schools, on the field training sessions, international pilot projects).
DELIVERABLE 5.2:eLearning modules
Firstly addressed to the students (from undergraduate level to PhDs) willing to enrich their study with skills on participatory practices, this open access tool will be deeply thought from the very beginning to attract a much broader public: communities, general public and young people. To achieve this, several modules will be built to fit specific publics. The theoretical and practical contents will be strongly based on InSPIRES research outputs and pilot experimentations.
Impact Evaluation (Lead: ISGlobal, Spain)
This WP proposes to review, improve and provide an impact evaluation approach to deliver the evidence and increase the effectiveness and impact of SS in the society. This WP aims to improve the impact evaluation approach of previous SS, harmonize and integrated the impact evaluation methodology in SS projects. This new impact evaluation approach will also offer a clear guidance to evaluate SS in different geographical and sectorial contexts, helping to identify and co-create with end-users relevant indicators of process and result to monitoring and evaluate the impacts before and after the implementation of the SS.
DELIVERABLE 6.1: Open Platform introductory video
Tutorial video in which the InSPIRES Open Platform and the Online Impact Evaluation Tool are presented.
DELIVERABLE 6.2: Presentation of the Open Platform and Online Impact Evaluation Tool.
This report describes the development process of the InSPIRES Open Platform (OP) and Impact Evaluation online tool, its purpose and objectives. The OP comes from a comparative assessment of the existing impact evaluation methodologies and it’s the result of an iterative process in which all the members of the consortium, as well as external key actors, have contributed.
Communication (Lead: ISGlobal, Spain)
This horizontal WP will cover the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities for the project, including the development of a plan for internal and external project communication; the development of communication tools; the dissemination of the project results, and the development of an exploitation plan in order to ensure long term running of the SS activities. This horizontal WP will be fundamental to raise awareness of these research practices within the civil society, as well as other RRI stakeholders. InSPIRES will be mainly operating in territories where such practices have not yet been developed.