‘Science for All’ is a charity that works to involve everyone in shaping the future of human knowledge. We recognise that sometimes the most effective way to do this is to partner with existing organisations and offer our advice and expertise in how to involve people in their work. Where possible we work for free, for the public good. We also offer our services to organisations who may wish to give money in recognition of our time and expertise.
Any partnerships we have will be transparently explained on our website, with any financial arrangements reported transparently and regularly.
Here is a recent report from a project we worked on with Wikipedia, funded by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. Here is a report about our publicly funded research.
What services can we offer?
Our services are diverse and can be tailored to the needs of each partner we work with. Services include:
- co-designing, planning, facilitating and evaluating how people can be involved in research and services
- creating, running and evaluating learning events
- co-designing involvement plans and facilitating processes
- evaluating and improving how people are involved in your organisation
- improving how people are involved in research
- facilitating and moderating online discussions with multiple-stakeholders
Upcoming free learning events
In 2023 Science for All will be running the first of a new series of free learning events called ‘Involving people in research’. The events will be run in multiple ways, including both face to face and online options for joining.
The learning aims include exploring what it means to involve people in research, and discussing ways of planning, reporting and evaluating involvement in research using ‘Standardised Data on Initiatives’ (STARDIT). More updates to follow.
Who we’ve worked with
We’ve worked with the Wikimedia Journals and the Wikimedia Foundation to host online and face to face discussions about the future of projects like Wikipedia, including receiving grants from the Wikimedia Foundation to host ‘Campfires and Science’ events tailored for 15-24 year olds.
We’ve worked with Arthritis Australia to design, run and evaluate a learning event, supporting people living with arthritis in learning how they can get involved in research and how to review grant applications.
Working with Bioquistive, we have designed, facilitated and evaluated learning events hosted at the Monash Tech school for the public about how they can get involved in using DNA research to monitor biodiversity. This work was supported by the Royal Society of Victoria and Inspiring Victoria.
Science For All have also worked with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, to scope how people affected by cancer and the wider public can be involved in personalised cancer care.
Who is offering these services?
‘Science for All’ is a growing team of people with diverse experience. The founder and Director Jack Nunn has over ten years of experience of working to involve the pubic in improving health and environmental research and public services. He has worked with community organisations, health charities, research organisations, government and academia.
Jack has shared his knowledge and experience across the health care and environmental research sectors. He has recently worked on projects with Cochrane Australia, the World Health Organisation, the Australian Department of Health and the UK National Institute of Health Research, Cochrane Collaboration, the Prince’s Trust UK, La Trobe University, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Consumer Health Forum, the Health Issues Centre, Health Consumers NSW, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. His work with involving people in environmental research includes working with the Borneo Nature Foundation, the Royal Society of Victoria, the Government of New South Wales and the Victorian Government (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)