Welcome to CONSIDER
CONSIDER stands for Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance. It is an EU FP7 research project running from 02/2012 until 01/2015.
If you would like to be part of this network, you can stay informed of current developments by joining our Google group: CONSIDER CSO Group. If you would like to make direct contact with someone about the Google group please contact Ivelina Fedulova.
Broader stakeholder engagement in technical and scientific research is desirable for a variety of reasons. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) can be optimal actors to realise the promise of participative research governance. Despite much activity to stimulate and implement CSO participation in research, there is no agreement on how to evaluate the success of participation.
CONSIDER will undertake conceptually sound and empirically rich research to establish a model of CSO participation in research. This will contrast theoretical views on benefits and limitations with empirical findings on the practice of CSO participation. Based on a grid of analysis, the project will survey all FP7 research projects. It will investigate 30 relevant projects as in-depth case studies. Using the conceptual grid of analysis and empirical data, a model of CSO participation in research will be developed. This model, representing relationships and causal effects of factors influencing CSO participation, will allow for comparative analysis of such to determine the role they play in achieving participation objectives. No such model currently exists, which renders it difficult to plan, implement and evaluate CSO participation in research. Stakeholders requiring such a model include researchers, research funders, policy makers and CSOs.
CONSIDER will itself employ CSO participation. The project will develop a network of 100+ CSO actors to contribute to a richer debate as associate partners in the project. This approach will ensure that the project meets the expected impacts of the call and will have practical relevance to stakeholders.
Findings will lead to specific guidelines and policy recommendations for relevant stakeholders. CONSIDER will provide a necessary contribution for the further development of the European Research Area.
27 Nov 2012
On the 27th November, Professor Bernd Stahl gave a keynote speech at the International Conference of the PRESCIENT project on Responsible Research and Innovation: The Role of Privacy and Ethics in an more...
3 Jul 2012
On 20th June 2012, the CONSIDER project held a workshop in Porto, in collaboration with the UDIPSS conference "Unpacking the Future - Pointing the North Towards Social Innovation". The objective of more...
17 Apr 2012
The Consider team at CCSR DMU had a meeting about the plan for developing the Consider website. Time/date: 14:00 - Tuesday, 17th Apr 2012. Room: GH 5.80 more...