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Organisational public engagement with science and society (OPEST)

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Project "OPEST" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Houghton Street 1
city: LONDON
postcode: WC2A 2AE

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-01   to  2018-03-31


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 Project objective

There is a widely entertained, societal obligation on the part of scientific institutions to serve society with social impact and to engage citizens in research policy. This is also evidenced in recent policy documents (e.g. the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation defines tackling societal challenges through research as one of the main priorities for Europe in the next decade), and by procedures of research funding bodies that require plans for engaging society with the results of the funded research. As a result, universities and scientific institutions face an imperative to facilitate ‘pathways to impact’ for their research as this can be an important factor in determining funding beyond serving society. While research on resources for PE has mainly focused on scientists, little attention has been paid to the institutional context in which PE occurs. OPEST – Organisational Public Engagement with Science and Technology will examine how RIs are engaging society. We aim to assemble an international database of comparable data on the culture of PE at institutions and to develop PE indicators for assessing institutional PE. The study has been implemented in Portugal in 2014. This project will allow conducting the study in the UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the US. The project represents a breakthrough because of its novelty, type of data, scale and comparability. This is the first time that national studies and comparable data on institutional PE will be produced. The study will address the gap in the literature on organisational PE, provide evidence on which RIs can base workable systems to actively involve society, support policy makers in the development of policy actions to foster PE at national and international levels, and in the medium-term, contribute to engaging citizens in research and policy. Finally, the international collaboration and training that the project involves will help me reach a position of professional maturity.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Marta Entradas and Martin W. Bauer
Kommunikationsfunktionen im Mehrebenensystem Hochschule
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Hochschulkommunikation 2019-06-13
2016 Marta Entradas, Martin M. Bauer
Mobilisation for public engagement: Benchmarking the practices of research institutes
published pages: 771-788, ISSN: 0963-6625, DOI: 10.1177/0963662516633834
Public Understanding of Science 26/7 2019-06-13
2016 Marta Entradas
Envolvimento Societal pelos Centros de I&D
published pages: 503-516, ISSN: , DOI:
40 Anos de Politicas de Ciencia e de Ensino Superior 2019-06-13
2018 Fabienne Crettaz von Roten, Entradas Marta
Public Engagement Measurement,
published pages: 1-4, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_600-1
Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions 2019-06-13

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