Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an open, inclusive and often interdisciplinary process in which researchers work together with non-governmental organisations, community groups and citizens to create new knowledge or understanding about societal issues.

The Practitioner Roadmap and Methodology toolkit produced by the SciShops project is designed to guide Science Shops in implementing CBPR projects by providing insights, tools and methods, as well as specific Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) tools for effective knowledge exchange between Science Shops and civil society.

Research or other projects run by Science Shops are by definition community-based, but in practice there are varying degrees of community and other stakeholder involvement. The roadmap identifies various ways in which stakeholders can be involved to help strengthen the participatory dimension of Science Shop projects. It does so by providing a step-by-step approach to the CBPR process, as well as incorporating approaches from the practice of public engagement in science.

Read D4.2 Practitioner’s roadmap and methodology toolkit