If we involve and listen to the public, and encourage our researchers to do likewise, then our decisions and research should be more responsive to society. A dialogue between the research community and the public about the implications and applications of research will help to ensure that society can benefit more fully. Benefits from this knowledge can impact on the health, wealth and culture of a society.
We seek to:
- Recognise and respond to public views
- Embed public engagement alongside research and value it as an important activity
- Enable society to value and have confidence in our research – both the processes we follow and outputs
- Encourage our researchers to engage with the public
Some examples of our public engagement activities are given below: