Science and society
Promoting engagement between science, society and policy
RIs broaden access and active usage of scientific outputs and information beyond the research community, to address a wider group of stakeholders, policy makers, private actors, NGOs and the general public who may have different ability levels and motives for engaging in RI activities. This pathway looks into how RIs can engage in dialogue and cooperation with these groups in exploring new, qualitatively different avenues of data interpretation – which may boost the legitimacy of research efforts and the credibility of the RIs themselves. Such interaction may also help solving some previously unresolved research challenges. Activities related to citizen science, public access to research data (in addition to Open access), provision of scientific, evidence-based advice for policy are included in this pathway.