Public engagement guidelines for researchers, scholars, and scientists

The Royal Society of New Zealand has published guidelines to “support the inclusive engagement of stakeholders in research, scholarship and science”. You can read about them and download them here.

Stakeholders are broadly defined to include: researchers, scholars and scientists; the public and communities they serve; the media; and the various organisations for which researchers work. The RSNZ website identifies that the guidelines are based on three principles:

  • that society benefits from being engaged and informed about new knowledge and its application;
  • that differing contexts of engagement bring different obligations; and
  • that acting with professionalism and transparency are necessary to build and maintain public trust.