Thank you, Chris, for your interesting questions. We hope that our modest research study 'The impact of Science Literacy delivery methods - what works?' will contribute to providing a few answers.
The resource discovery stage was completed at the end of June and identified over 2,100 impact assessments and descriptive resources (reviews, handbooks, guides etc) across a range of science literacies (including health, health-care and nutrition) delivered through 45 different approaches.
A team of researchers is presently engaged in analysis mechanism by mechanism and, together with preparation of bibliographies and access to reviews, the results are being mounted on our website. Those available in Group 1. Events, meetings, performances and Group 2. Education and training - including online can be found from http://www.nida-net.org/en/activities/connectwithscience/research/report... and those within the remaining groups will be added as soon as they become completed.
If you, or any organisation or colleague you know, would be interested in contributing to the research process or being directly involved in any of the tasks as identified we would be pleased to add to our growing team. The full project database is not currently available online, however, we are presently considering the feasibility to covert into a public open access resource.
HIFA profile: Carol Priestley is Director of Network for Information and Digital Access (NIDA). She was formerly the founding director of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). She has an interest and commitment to access to relevant and timely health information for all. carol.priestley AT nida-net.org