Public dialogue – BBSRC

A public dialogue activity is a form of engagement that allows us to explore public attitudes to bioscience research and address public concerns.

The outcomes of these activities help to inform future Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) strategy and wider policy.

A typical dialogue activity includes:

  • a workshop, or series of workshops, where members of the public discuss a specific topic
  • analysis of the workshop discussions
  • publishing a report on the insights and recommendations for BBSRC.

You can:

  • get involved in future dialogue activities
  • read reports from previous activities.

Upcoming dialogue activities

There are no activities currently open for registration. When new activities are announced they are posted on the UK Research and Innovation event listing and we update this information.

Previous dialogue activities

Reports, evaluation and other outputs from dialogue activities.

Synthetic biology – opening up the conversation, July 2015.

Food, nutrition and health, April 2014.

Bioenergy public dialogue, December 2013.

Basic bioscience underpinning health, pilot public workshop, October 2012.

Synthetic biology dialogue, June 2010.

Find reports on all dialogue activities run before 2022 in the UK Government Web Archive.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

This is the integrated website of the seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK.
Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help us test new developments.