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Gengage · Projects

There are 32 projects in the Gengage database.

Of these projects, four also offer funding. In addition, there are 24 separate funding opportunities in the database.

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Results: 32

Annual European DNA Day Essay Contest – European Society of Human Genetics

www.dnaday.eu/index.html

The contest intends to challenge students to examine, question and reflect on the importance and social implications of genetic research and its applications.

British Interactive Group (BIG)

www.big.uk.com

The British Interactive Group (BIG) is the organisation for anyone working in informal or interactive science communication, at any level.

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)

www.crfr.ac.uk

CRFR undertakes social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Our research programmes encompass diverse themes and inform policy, practice and debate in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

CHAIN: Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network

chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain/index.html

CHAIN - Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network - is an online network for people working in health and social care.

Clinical Research Training for Scotland (CRTS) – Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Edinburgh

www.crts.org.uk

CRTS provides a web resource that offers information on clinical research training opportunities in Scotland. It also identifies areas in which there is a need for new or expanded courses.

Edinburgh Beltane - Beacon for Public Engagement

www.edinburghbeltane.net/

Named after the spring festival when different communities would come together and matchmaking would take place, the Edinburgh Beltane partnership aims to bring about a change in the culture of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) so that research findings are shared in a meaningful way with the public.

ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum – The University of Edinburgh

www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/forum/

Established in August 2004, the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum is an innovative enterprise in the field of social science research based at the University of Edinburgh.

Evolving Practice – Scottish Health Council

www.evolvingpractice.org

Evolving Practice allows you to record, share and celebrate your patient focus and public involvement experiences.

Gene Jury – Scottish Initiative for Biotechnology Education, The University of Edinburgh

www.biology.ed.ac.uk/projects/GeneJury/

A fun, interactive way for school pupils aged 7 to 12 to explore modern bioscience and the impact it has on everyday life.

Generation Scotland – Generation Scotland

www.generationscotland.org/

Generation Scotland is a genetic biobank which is available for research. More information on the GS studies and the data and samples available can be found within the Access section of the website www.generationscotland.org

Genetic Alliance UK: formerly Genetic Interest Group (GIG)

www.geneticalliance.org.uk/

A UK-wide alliance of medical research and patient organisations with offices in Scotland, England and Wales. Our membership of over 140 charities support children, families and individuals affected by genetic disorders.

Health Rights Information Scotland – Consumer Focus Scotland, (formerly Scottish Consumer Council)

www.hris.org.uk

An initiative to raise the quality of information available to patients in the NHS, based within the Scottish Consumer Council, and funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

www.hfea.gov.uk

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.

Human Genetics Commission

www.hgc.gov.uk

The Human Genetics Commission is the UK Government's advisory body on new developments in human genetics and how they impact on individual lives and society.

Innogen: ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics – University of Edinburgh, Open University

www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/innogen/

Innogen is the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics. Formed in October 2002, it is part of the ESRC Genomics Network studying the evolution of genomics and life sciences and their far-reaching social and economic implications.

Life and Health outreach exhibition – Glasgow Science Centre

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

Those who take part in this outreach programme will be taken on a journey through the human body looking at anatomy and given an oppoortunity to experiment and discover facts about their own "amazing" body. Through interacting and experimenting, visitors will be able to understand the importance of nutrition and exercise to the functionality of the body.

Meet the Gene Machine – Glasgow Science Centre

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

Meet the Gene Machine is an educational outreach activity for S3-S6 pupils. This lively drama and discussion event supports pupils to consider the recent advances in medical genetics and ethical implications surrounding them.

NESTA FameLab

famelab.org/

NESTA FameLab is an exciting national competition to find and support talented scientists who can share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the public in an innovative and entertaining way.

NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre

www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk/

The NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre is working with a range of groups throughout the UK to facilitate the integration of genetics education into all levels of education and training for all NHS health professionals.

Orkney International Science Festival

www.oisf.org/

The Orkney International Science Festival takes place on an annual basis.

PAMIS

www.dundee.ac.uk/pamis/

PAMIS is a voluntary organisation working in partenrship with people with profound and multiple learning disabilies and their family carers.

Progress Educational Trust

www.progress.org.uk

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is a registered charity based in the UK, working since 1992 to enhance public engagement with issues surrounding human genetics, reproduction and embryo/stem cell research.

Psci-com

www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/pscicom/

Psci-com is a gateway to evaluated, high quality Internet resources relating to public communication of science, public engagement with science and the impact of science on society.

Public engagement on synthetic biology: development of a 'Democs' tool – ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum

www.genomicsforum.ac.uk/

The ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum has commissioned Edinethics consultancy in conjunction with New Economics Foundation to develop a version of Democs on synthetic biology, to be rolled out across Scotland between August and October 2009. As part of this project interested individuals and organisations have the opportunity to participate in Democs facilitation training in early August 2009, and act as volunteer facilitators during the roll-out.

Science & Engineering Ambassadors – Global Science Stemnet

www.stemnet.org.uk

The SEAs programme enables people with science, technology, engineering or maths skills to support teachers in school & colleges by enhancing & enriching the relevant parts of the school curriculum.

ScotGEN: The Scottish Genetics Education Network

www.scotgen.org.uk/

The Scottish Genetics Education Network (ScotGEN) is a network for all individuals involved in teaching genetics for healthcare in Scotland. ScotGEN was established in 2005 as a collaboration of the 4 Scottish Clinical Genetics Centres with Scottish Universities.

Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

www.schb.org.uk

The Scottish Council on Human Bioethics is an independent, non-partisan, and non-sectarian organisation composed of doctors, lawyers, psychologists, ethicists and other professionals from disciplines associated with medical ethics. As such, the SCHB functions as a multi-professional network with access to a range of specialist expertise and working groups.

Scottish Health Council

www.scottishhealthcouncil.org

The Scottish Health Council monitors NHS Boards’ performance in delivering patient-focussed services and involving the public in service planning, design and delivery.

Talking About Stem Cells – Research Centre for the Social Sciences, The University of Edinburgh

www.talkingstemcells.ed.ac.uk

This three year study funded by the ESRC & BBSRC explores the scope for public engagement in stem cell research. It has two parallel aims: firstly, to explore the social, cultural and ethical issues generated by stem cell research; and secondly, to assess a range of public engagement techniques.

The British Science Association

www.britishscienceassociation.org/web/index.htm

The British Science Association (formerly known as the BA) envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction.

The Polymerase Chain Reaction – Glasgow Science Centre

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

With support and expertise from practising MRC virologists, advanced higher pupils are given an insight into the world of a research scientists.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

www.royalsoced.org.uk/index.htm

The RSE was created in 1783 by Royal Charter for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge”.