Engagement in Science Communication across Europe

The TRESCA project (Trustworthy, Reliable and Engaging Science Communication Approaches) funded by the Horizon 2020 programme aims to develop trust in science through the innovation of communication practices of scientific researchers, journalists and policy makers.

As a valued member of the research and innovation community, we would like to ask your help by filling out a short (10-minute) questionnaire.

This questionnaire aims to support our work by better understanding the existing incentive (and disincentive) structure for scientists to engage in science communication. 

When asking about science communication, we both refer to science inreach, i.e. expert-to-expert communication between scientists from similar or different backgrounds, and science outreach, i.e. science communication led by professional scientists addressed to non-expert audiences. 


The study contains separate questions on the relevance, most commonly used channels, key incentives and disincentives of both communication categories.

Based on your answers, we will compare different research-performing organisations and seek to identify beneficial and detrimental effects of different reward mechanisms.


All responses are treated strictly confidentially. 

Individual data will not be used in any project outcomes. Only aggregated data will be used for analytical purposes, taking into account relevant data protection legislation. 


By clicking on the “Submit your survey” button at the end of the questionnaire you agree to these terms.


The deadline for completion is 23 August, 2020. 


For any questions on the language or any technical problems, please do not hesitate to contact Gabor Szudi at szudi@zsi.at. In case of questions or concerns related to data protection and security issues, please contact the project’s Data Protection Officer, Marlon Domingus at dpo@eur.nl


We thank you very much for the time you are taking to complete the questionnaire!


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There are 19 questions in this survey.