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Factors affecting science communication: a survey of scientists and engineers

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The U.K. Royal Society (Science in Society programme), Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust funded a study to examine the factors affecting science communication: Factors affecting science communication: a survey of scientists and engineers.

"A 'research driven' culture in British universities is a key barrier to scientists communicating their work with the public according to a major study."

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The study involved a web survey of 1,485 research scientists in higher education institutions and 41 more detailed interviews with a cross section of respondents and other key players within science policy and science communication, including social scientists, senior managers, funders and science communicators.

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