Scientists are invited to contribute their views about their
profession and their science communication in Australia through an
It is the first of its kind to give Australia’s
scientists, across the nation and different types of organisations
and scientific disciplines, a voice about their current views and
experiences of communicating with the general public.
The questionnaire — ‘Scientists and Science
Communication in Australia’ — is part of a university
research project aimed to help scientists and others who want to
facilitate a greater understanding of Australia’s scientists
and their work.
Participants’ responses are confidential: their identity
and that of their employer is not sought, and anonymity is also
guaranteed by the polling software used to collate responses.
The questionnaire is open until midnight on Sunday 8 July 2007
and can be reached via the following link:
This project is endorsed by the Federation of Australian
Scientific and Technological Societies (the peak representative
body for 60,000 Australian scientists and technologists). It is
also supported by the Australian Academy of Science
(Australia’s peak science body). It is being conducted by a
PhD candidate at The Australian National University.