Disseminating science and technology research
a practical e-guide for researchers
European Commission policy demands that publicly-funded research contribute more directly to society, the economy or environment.
So what are the practical implications for EC-funded researchers?
- This guide identifies some of the key challenges, pitfalls and priorities for science and technology researchers. It argues that dissemination and 'impact' have to be recognised as part of the intellectual work of research.
- It offers practical guidance and strategies to engage with potential users and other stakeholders, to make research concepts and findings more accessible and useable while maintaining scientific rigour and integrity.
- It draws on experience from research dissemination projects, including analysis and examples from the 2009-12 EC FP7 ORCHESTRA project.
Planning / Timing 7
Purposeful action 9
Collaboration at a distance 10
Impact and evidence of impact 11
Online surveys 12
Meetings with stakeholder organisations 14
Developing a research dissemination website 16
Writing research reports and peer-reviewed articles 20
Organising a large workshop 22
Facilitating professional discussion 26
Platform presentations and Q&A 28
Other sources of guidance
Pardoe, S. and Mays, C. (2012) Disseminating science and technology research: a practical e-guide for researchers. Produced by PublicSpace.ac.uk in Lancaster and Symlog in Paris. Initially funded within the EC FP7 ORCHESTRA project (226521). Version: 2013v.01. Available at www.researchdissemination.eu/guide
© Simon Pardoe & Claire Mays 2012. All rights reserved.
Dr Simon Pardoe
Programme Manager at
Institut Symlog de France