What QUEST is
QUEST defines, measures and supports quality in science communication. The project will develop tools and guidelines for improving effectiveness in dialogue between science and wider publics.
How QUEST works
We are a team of experts, scholars and media professionals across Europe who have come together to investigate current issues in science communication. We will develop tools, recommendations and guidelines for communicators and practitioners working in the fields of journalism, social media, and museums.
We believe there is a particular urgency to cultivate quality and effectiveness in the highly contested areas of vaccines, global warming, and artificial intelligence.
The coronavirus has rarely been out of the news since it started spreading across Europe and around the world in early 2020. The final episode of our podcast discusses how the news media has covered the health crisis in a context where public concern is at an all-time high but little trustworthy information is available.…
Social media offers scientists a direct way to engage with the general public, but effective communication on social networks can be challenging for a newcomer. This episode looks at successful examples of scientists using social media to communicate their work and their research findings. (more…)
Our toolkits have been created to help scientists, journalists, museum facilitators and social media managers with their science communication activities. They include new guides, checklists, presentations and other tools. (more…)
During the pandemic scientists and health professionals have had a crucial role in supporting public understanding of vaccine development and safety. How can communication on vaccines be delivered effectively? (more…)