Other Resources

Contributors to this wiki make and effort to provide additional resources for each topic they have summarized. However there are a number of excellent initiatives that have made information related to participatory methods, stakeholder engagement and knowledge management. In addition there are several communities of practice that are doing excellent work that may be of interest to users of this wiki. We have provided links to these resources below, and if you know of others, please let us know.

Methods, tools and data repositories


Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an initaitive working towards an open science and innovation system that tackles societal challengesis. The RRIToolkit is focused on involving society in science and innovation ‘very upstream' in the processes of R&I to align its outcomes with the values of society.It is a wide umbrella connecting different aspects of the relationship between R&I and society: public engagement, open access, gender equality, science education, ethics, and governance. RRI is a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020, the EU Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. The RRIToolkit was created by partners in most European countries in an initiative coordinated by "la Caixa" Foundation.

Participatory Methods

Produced by the Participation Research Cluster, Institute of Development Studies, this website provides resources to generate ideas and action for inclusive development and social change, with a focus on participatory approaches to programme design, monitoring and evaluation; to learning, research and communication in organisations, networks and communities; and to citizen engagement in political processes.

Participatory Modeling

This site contains information about the process, the products, and the outcomes associated with different participatory modeling approaches. The site is a collaboration of scientists, computational modelers, facilitators, and policy-makers working to systematically generate information about the process, the products, and the outcomes associated with different participatory modeling approaches. This initiative includes a web-portal for knowledge exchange that includes (a) a participatory modeling software database, (b) a case study and modeling file sharing database, and (c) educational resources/videos about common tools available to educators, researchers, the public, and decision-makers.

Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

This wiki is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. It was designed to be a resource for knowledge sharing workshops and as an ongoing place to learn about, improve upon and generally share knowledge sharing practices.While applicable in a wide range of contexts, this site emphasizes international development with a focus on agriculture, fisheries, food and nutrition, forestry and sustainable development.

UNICEF Knowledge Exchange Toolbox

This site was created to help UNICEF staff and partners to plan and implement successful knowledge sharing events. It is applicable to those who need to make effective decisions, facilitate or guide effective decision-making processes, or manage or coordinate group work in development that requires the knowledge of multiple persons to succeed.

Living Knowledge Toolbox

This toolbox service is focused on Science Shops, small entities that carry out scientific research in a wide range of disciplines – usually free of charge and – on behalf of citizens and local civil society. This site is designed to empower new Science Shops and people working in community based research in developing professional standards and enable existing Science Shops to refine and improve their practice through professional know-how. The database brings together relevant documentation on Science Shop procedures, processes and guidelines.

Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR)

This is a repository for freely accessible documents from the domain of the Social Sciences, a secondary publisher of reviewed literature. SSOAR collects and archives literature of relevance to the social sciences and makes it available in open access on the Internet in accordance with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

Qualitative Data Repository (QDR)

This is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. It provides search tools to facilitate the discovery of data, and also serves as a portal to material beyond its own holdings, with links to U.S. and international archives.

Relevant communities of practice


This is a global network of participatory research organizations working to ensure that marginalised people have a central role in holding decision-makers to account, from local to global levels.

Communauté de Pratique des Concepteurs de Démarches Participatives

Based in France, this is a community of practice of designers of participatory approaches. This community brings together persons wishing to design, test and collectively discuss participatory approaches they mobilize in their daily work, research and field interventions.

Luonnonvara- ja ympäristötutkimuksen yhteenliittymä (LYNET)

The Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (Lynet) is a network of the seven largest research institutes in the sectors of natural resources and the environment in Finland. Lynet consolidates the impact of natural resource and environmental research by gathering researchers and expert together. Through its expertise it influences social decision-making and science policies.


Based in Spain, this is a network of social science professionals trained in different disciplines committed to social transformation and participatory democracies in a context of sustainability. The network is focused on participatory planning through participatory budgeting processes with the utlimate aim of a re-definition of the framework for public space of the commons.

I2Insights Blog

Integration and Implementation Insights (I2Insights) is a blog about research resources for action-oriented team science. Resources include ideas, methods and case examples that, bring together what is known about knowledge co-production between researchers and end-users, review different ways in which a modelling method is used, identify core interdisciplinary practices and assess effective ways of dealing with unknowns in different problem contexts.I2Insights aims to provide a forum for interaction and debate among the rich array of individuals and teams globally who address complex social and environmental problems using research integration and implementation practices. In the process it aims to help form and solidify a global community. This blog is maintained by the US National Science Foundation-funded National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and is located in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Living Knowledge: The International Science Shop Network

This global network is for people interested in building partnerships for giving citizens access to scientific research. Members of the network exchange information, documentation, ideas, experiences and expertise on community-based research and science and society relations in general.

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