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SciShops and InSPIRES are two European projects aimed at developing new Science Shops, a model of community-based participatory research that brings together community groups and researchers together to better understand and solve local challenges. Issues are generated by the community and community members participate in all aspects of the research process.

To inform the projects, we are keen to better understand the needs, motivations and perspectives of different parts of society and we would appreciate your views.

What is community-based participatory research?
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a way of organising research where scientists work together with non-governmental organisations, communities and other groups of society to co-create new knowledge or understanding about community issues. The new knowledge can later be used to attain change in the community.

What is a science shop?
Science Shops are organisations, connected to a university, research centre, or independent, making knowledge available to civil society organisations that don't have the means to let research be performed, or perform research themselves.

Conditions of participation
The information provided by you in the questionnaire will be used for research purposes to inform the projects. We guarantee that your responses will be completely anonymous and never analysed or displayed individually. The survey will take only 5 minutes to be completed (you will be directed to the questions that are most relevant to you). Participation is entirely your choice and you are entitled to withdraw participation in the research at any stage. If you would like to do so, please contact us, and we can erase data gathered from your survey. Thank you for your valuable input.

Contact
If you would like to talk to someone regarding the survey, please contact Martin Bergman, VA (Public & Science), Sweden, email: martin@v-a.se, tel. +46 70-255 38 91.

The SciShops project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 741657. For more information visit www.scishops.eu

The InSPIRES project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 741677. For more information visit www.livingknowledge.org/ projects/inspires/

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