Monday, March 20, 2006

The follow up of Research Policy (MFJ)

The Inverview Reseach & Investigation following the Colloque on Research Policy (MFJ)

Date, Place, Division:
22/Mar/2006, 15h-17h30, NISTEP-MEXT, STFC

Requesting Person 1
NAME: Alain-Marc RIEU
INSTITUTION: Professor, University of Lyon 3 Jean Moulin Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Studies Institute (CNRS), ENS (lsh)
ADDRESS: 15, Parvis R. Descartes, BP 7000, 69342 Lyon Cedex, France
TEL: (33) 04 3737 6470

Accepting Person 2
NAME & INSTITUTION: HAMADA Shingo (Affiliated Fellow)
ADDRESS: 2-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, zip 100-0005 JAPAN
TEL: 81-(0)
FAX: 81-81-(0)3-3503-3996

Participating Person 3

Objective and theme :
Science and Technology planning in Japan : methodology for conception, implementation and evaluation.

Documents to be consulted :
Documents concerning Japan’s three basic plans for Science and Technology, especially documents concerning the evaluation of the first two Plans and the formation of the third plan. The documents concerning the Interdisciplinary Coordination in Japan’s Basic Frame Work (2nd, 3rd)

The summary of the objective in half page :
- Need to know what kind of documents are available, in which language, how to have access to them, who are the specialists whom have participated to the conception of the 3rd plan.
Writing articles and a book, participating to conferences and teaching.
- Before visiting research, the Person 1 has
explained to the Person 2 the conditions to access documents and what kind of documents were available in English. Also discussed various topics concerning the conception of the 3rd basic plan and also various types of possible collaboration on these issues.
- Especially focus on the recent trend of political implication of “Science Technology and Society”, Comparative discussion of the role of Interdisciplinary Approach of EU (FP-ERA, NEST-SSH) and Japan (Basic Frame Work)
- The Person 1 propose a possible collaboration frame work of S&T Policy study by FP7.

The report of the activities (1-2 pages, to be filled) :

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Research Design

The Science Communication Project in Japan

By Mr. Shingo Hamada

SciCom Japan NPO

Affiliated Researcher,
Science and Technology Foresight Centre/NISTEP

I. The necessity of STS based research on Science Communication.

1. A brief History of Japanese Science and Technology Journalism and its limit

2. Emerging arguments – Regulatory, Risk Communication, Technology Assessment, PUST and PUR, Governance of S&T, Career Path of Researchers

3. The broad range spectrum of STS based research on Science Communication

4. How should be established the Science Communication Program ?

5. In corporation with Asian Countries – The culture of Science Communication in Europe-America-Asia

II. Researchers Training in Science Communication.

6. Science Communication/Writing as a researchers career. – New facet of Methodology from HPST.

7. Professional Writing/Communication and Popular Writing/Communication.

8. The indication metrics on PUST is not omni-potent !

9. Toward the quest of sharing the creativity.

10. Science Communication Incubation Centre.

III. Science and Media – New communication tools for sharing creativity.

11. A creative interaction between Science, Technology and Arts.

12. Some experimental trials in Japan and Asia.

13. Excellent examples in the world.

14. Training as communication skill for researchers and Interaction with S&T Museum

15. How can we establish the research and practice activity ?

IV. Laboratory studies on Technology Shaping

16. Science Communication as Laboratory Management.

17. Technology Communication on outcome as Technology Shaping.

18. How the researchers come out a Venture actor ?

19. Looking around for the Techno-Producer in Asia – The discourse of national innovation and mobility of researchers in Asian area.

20. The end goal of techno-economy incubation for sponsors.

V. Ready for Town meeting !

21. Catering of Science Communication as a training in the public.

22. Useful and available public places – Labo, Institutions, University, School, Museum, Theatre, Café.

23. The testimonies of Café Science in Europe.

24. Town meeting of International Conference and Exposition – The role of Interpreter.

25. Now ready to get into Town !

The Abbreviations :

STS – Science, Technology and Society. HPST – History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

PUST – Public Understanding of Science. PUR – Public Understanding of Research