We're encouraging emerging and established science and technology researchers to develop communication skills to make their research accessible to audiences beyond their peer community.
Public research funding bodies are reviewing and updating what kinds of knowledge translation activities should be expected as part of research contracts.
They are also assessing the current state of publicly relevant knowledge transfer and public engagement practice among funding recipients, including with iwi and Māori organisations, which will shape future expectations.
The Royal Society Te Apārangi has developed guidelines for scientists’ public engagement.
The Royal Society Te Apārangi worked with the scientific community and consulted widely, including with universities, CRIs, the network of departmental science advisors and the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor to develop guidelines for scientists’ public engagement.
Every year, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes event showcases excellence in science and technology research, teaching and communications.
On our Resources for communicating science and tech page, there are links and downloadable materials that can help researchers present complex scientific or technical information in a more digestible format, as well as connect with science/tech communications professionals.