AccessLab - Climate, Environment and Health (June)

The AccessLab project is about broadening access to scientific evidence, particularly in the areas of climate, environment and health. We do this through pairing scientific researchers with people who are seeking reliable information for their work or personal lives. Our focus is on developing skills for finding scientific information and judging its reliability, rather than just transferring subject-specific knowledge.

During the workshops we:

  • Look at how scientific research is funded and published, and how you can access it.
  • Cover basic fact-checking for media stories that relate to science.
  • Have time to co-research a science-related topic of your choice one-to-one with a paired researcher. This can be anything you like and is not necessarily limited to the theme of each workshop.

**The workshop will take place as planned, but will now run online. To join, you will need a laptop/computer and good internet - if these are difficult for you, do get in touch and we'll see if we can help**

The workshop is free and open to anyone, just send us an email to sign up, together with a science-related question/topic that you are interested in looking into on the day (we can help you with your ideas, so don't worry about getting it 'right' before getting in touch!).

This series of workshops has been funded by the Engaging Libraries scheme from the Carnegie Trust, Wolfson Foundation and Wellcome Trust, and is in collaboration with Falmouth Library and the European Centre for Environment and Human Health. There are three workshops planned, on 6 June 2020, 14 November 2020 and 23 January 2021.