This paper describes a case study, which planned to involve citizen science in an air pollution study. Findings are based on interviews and observations, including a six-month field diary, of ten scientists who engaged in a citizen science project not because they are convinced of its value as an approach to strong science but in order to receive funding for their scientific research.
A collaboration across Latin America and the Caribbean has led to publication of the first guide on accessibility for science centres within the region.
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is delighted to announce the launch of the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
A resouce from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent to support putting Community Engagement at the centre of humanitarian work.
A toolkit of methods and guidance on collaborative decision making and community planning.
Guide: Performing Ethics: Using Participatory Theatre to Explore Ethical Issues in Community Based Participatory Researchby Mesh Editorial team
Alexander Adadevoh from Lab 13 Ghana demonstrates how creative hands-on activities can be used to stimulate investigation, curiosity, discussion and learning in science.
This article describes and provides the tools to use a card game developed to engage players with the genetics behind malaria susceptibility.
This article introduces an activity designed to introduce people to key concepts in genomics.
A code of ethics created by the San people of Africa for researchers wishing to study their culture.
This user friendly set of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation tools allows users to capture, collate and analyze Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CSE) data at the clinical trial site-level. The database is designed to support engagement teams working on clinical trials on a daily, monthly, quarterly and biannual basis.
The Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines were developed by AVAC and UNAIDS. They provide trial funders, sponsors, and implementers with systematic guidance on how to effectively engage with all stakeholders in the design and conduct of biomedical HIV prevention trials. The guidelines are available in multiple languages. AVAC has also developed an array of supplementary GPP tools tools.
An online Research Communication Guide produced as part of a series of Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) learning materials.
The original manual to Outcome Mapping produced by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
The ‘Rainbow’ framework guides the reader through a series of key questions to systematically look at all the issues involved when planning an evaluation.
Developed for engagement in community regeneration in the UK, Auditing Community Participation looks at ways of assessing levels of community involvement in area regeneration initiatives.
A guide to evaluation of public engagement developed by the Royal Academy of Engineers, UK. Whilst not specific to health and community engagement it is a useful starting point to those looking to evaluate any engagement project.
A guide to evaluating public engagement events, with a focus on events and research dissemination rather than more concerted community engagement.
A comprehensive guide to theory of change which can be used as a valuable tool for evaluating community engagement projects.
A guide to developmental evaluation.
A Mesh introduction to developmental evaluation. An evaluation approach used when it isn’t clear at the start of a project which intervention is the most appropriate and what aspects of the context are most important to address.
A clear and accessible introduction to evaluation of social media linked to community radio initiatives but with wider application.
A blog post from Kissmetrics describing how best to get started with social media measurement. Whilst primarily business and Northern focused this post nevertheless clearly explains the general steps of how to evaluate social media and incudes links to social media tracking tools that are useful for CE activities using social media.
A tookit and guide to participatory methods for collectively visualising and analysing networks for planning and evaluation purposes.
A practical guide including clear step by step explanations of how to develop a theory of change for an organisation or project
Introduction to one-stop site for evaluation of community sustainability engagement projects.
An introduction to the Manchester University (UK) Guide to evaluating engagement.
Introduction to RCUK's Evaluation of Engagement guide.
These recommendations are intended as a tool to help research staff and community representatives expand and deepen existing partnerships, and forge new ones, with the ultimate goal of facilitating effective community engagement in all aspects of clinical trials research.