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Nanotechnology dialogue

NanoJury UK, October 2005

BBSRC provided financial support to NanoJury UK, which took place in summer 2005.

This ‘citizen’s jury’ brought together twenty people, chosen to represent a broad cross section of society but also inclusive of a number of ethnicities and religions, to discuss issues surrounding nanotechnology.

Full details of the Jury’s recommendations can be viewed on the Greenpeace UK website.

Launch event presentations

Report summary (PDF 16KB)

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BBSRC response to recommendations (PDF 20KB)

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NanoJury UK was sponsored by Greenpeace UK, The Guardian, The IRC in Nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University.

Nanodialogues, March 2007

Engaging Research Councils

The Nanodialogues project, led by Demos, was a series of four public engagement experiments about nanotechnology, which was part-funded by the Government and ran from 2005-2007.

BBSRC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council were involved in the second of the four experiments, which set out to answer two questions:

  • What are the sorts of questions that are likely to determine future public response to nanoscience and nanotechnologies?
  • What should public engagement with early technologies look like and how can Research Councils build public value into their work?
Project report (PDF 2.89MB)

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BBSRC and EPSRC response to the report's recommendations (PDF 31KB)

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Project evaluation (PDF 163KB)

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