‘Speaking truth to power’

7 March 2024

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

‘What is citizen science’

9 October 2023

In this video, the Institute for Community Studies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explore what ‘citizen science’ means, and how it’s changing the way that research is done.

‘How can we ensure a people-powered transition?’

29 September 2023

Our CEO, Helen Goulden OBE, spoke on a panel about what a people-powered transition to net zero would look like at the Liberal Democrats conference 25 September 2023.

Hive Minds: Funding a more participatory future for citizen science

13 January 2023

This panel discussion reflects on the findings of a review of UKRI’s Citizen Science Exploration Grant-funded projects, and explores ways to support participatory research approaches. 

Transforming tomorrow

13 January 2023

Dr Steve Scott describes UKRI’s journey in supporting citizen science, working to enable diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, the research and innovation process.

From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets

13 January 2023

Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.

Perspectives from the field of citizen science

13 January 2023

How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?

Citizen science, health research, and the fight against Covid-19

13 January 2023

Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Speaking truth to power’

3 January 2023

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

Webinar: Looking back, moving forward: how to fund and support community businesses

29 November 2022

This panel event explored what we have learned about supporting community businesses.

Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast

27 September 2022

Emily Morrison discusses new research from Institute for Community Studies on the Third Sector podcast.

Talking transitions: the road to net zero

22 September 2022

This short film hears from members of the public, to gain a greater understanding of their concerns, and find out just how much – or how little – people understand about the challenge we face on the road to net zero.

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