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Valuing and enabling citizen science: lessons from the Citizen Science Exploration Grant programme
Publication 14 August 2022
Exploring UKRI-funded projects, this report makes recommendations for future ‘citizen science’ research and funding design.
Building meaningful relationships between researchers and society
Blog 9 August 2022
Our evaluation of UKRI-funded research projects seeks to better understand the value and scope of ‘citizen science’.
‘Sustainable and equitable’ engagement in research supported by new funding opportunity
News 20 July 2022
Project with UKRI brings £4m for Community Research Networks.
Research Digest: ‘Knowledge is NOT power’
Blog 30 June 2022
Over coffee last month with Professor Rebecca Madgin, Director of the AHRC’s Place-Based Research Programme, I was introduced to the concept of ‘felt experience’. I had been talking about the mysterious way that successful community businesses taking over pubs, shops, libraries
New research programme explores the role of ‘social infrastructure’ in levelling up
News 25 May 2022
A collaborative project, funded by the British Academy and Power to Change, and led by the Institute for Community Studies and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.
Research Digest: Enough of the ‘grands projects’
Blog 24 May 2022
Hang around the ‘community development scene’ for more than a few years and you’ll probably develop a weary resignation about the endless cycling and recycling of well-meant policy interventions. I last saw this at the recent Local Trust levelling up conference
People shaping places, places shaping people: Community asset ownership
Blog 16 May 2022
Catch up on this roundtable that brought together policymakers, community business leaders, researchers and sector experts to explore how asset ownership encourages communities to become more effective stewards in their places.
Research digest: ‘Lessons in navigation’
Blog 29 March 2022
Nearly a quarter of a century after Google introduced the world to the joys of online searching (and the dangers of the filter bubble), user experience is all – and as we add ever more material to the Institute for
Research digest: ‘Variety is the spice of life’
Blog 25 February 2022
Good news! If you’re looking for a break from endless critiques of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper, you’ve come to the right place. This series of research digests is all about taking the longer view and making sense of
Exploring marginalisation with ‘compassion and empathy’
Blog 25 February 2022
In an ambitious project, undergraduate students from the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Science and Public Policy at Kings College London, were partnered with community researchers to identify issues of marginalisation or exclusion in their local areas. Funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the
Levelling Up White Paper pledges ‘huge shift of power’ from Whitehall
News 3 February 2022
Our Associate Director welcomes “real weight given to wellbeing and pride in place”.
Research digest: ‘None of us is as smart as all of us’
Blog 25 January 2022
We at the Institute for Community Studies are an ambitious bunch. In the summer of 2021, we embarked on a project to collect in one place everything we know about what’s working in communities across the UK and beyond. Six
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