Responding to the Science for All Expert Group, Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson said:
"I want people to be well informed about science and feel comfortable about its impact on their lives. That's why we're keen to reward university researchers for public engagement.
I welcome the expert group's report and look forward to working with other bodies - including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport - on further raising the profile of science."
Notes to Editors
1. The Science for all Expert Group report can be downloaded at http://interactive.bis.gov.uk/scienceandsociety/site/all/
2. Five independent expert groups were created in May 2009 by Lord Drayson, Science and Innovation Minister. These groups aimed to engage the science community, media, public, business and policy makers to help change cultural attitudes to science in the UK.
3. Science for All Expert Group – headed by Sir Roland Jackson Chief Executive of the British Science Association – aimed to develop a shared vision for public engagement and identify the rationales and purposes underlying this activity.
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