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Reconfiguring behavioral science for crisis knowledge management: We are creating the infrastructure necessary for rapid crisis knowledge management

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SciBeh Tools & Projects

Putting reconfiguration into action

Science communication as collective intelligence: A programme and manifesto

Work in progress, kickstarted by SciBeh’s Virtual Workshop 2021 “Science Communication as Collective Intelligence”.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook

A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation, including a continously updated wiki in the background.

tiktok channel

Tackling the spread of misinformation one step at a time. A tiktok channel spearheaded by some of our contributors.

SciBeh twitter account

On our Twitter account we post stuff. Please liberally mention us using @SciBeh whenever you want to draw our attention to something.

Growing knowledge base

Using hypothes.is, we are annotating a growing knowledge base where you can find a wide range of items ranging from tweets, newspaper and blog articles, reports to preprints and peer-reviewed articles.

Three subreddits

(1) Ask the behavioral science community a question; (2) Discuss research; (3) Discuss how we do research.

Video viewer

Archived proof of concept: We have curated the wealth of COVID-19 related video content relevant for behavioral scientists since the start of the pandemic. The viewer was fed by videos we are collecting in SciBeh’s knowledge base up to October 2nd 2020.

Featured:
The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook

A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation.
A SciBeh project.
Get it at: https://sks.to/c19vax

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook: A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation
The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook: A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation. Available at: https://sks.to/c19vax

SciBeh Workshops

Bringing people together and making things happen

2021 Workshop: Science communication as collective intelligence

In this workshop, we kickstarted the process of developing a manifesto that establishes the need for collective intelligence in science communication and identifies the tools and methods necessary for its success.

2020 Workshop: Building an online information environment
for policy relevant science

The workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of experts and practitioners to help conceptualize, plan and build the tools for an online information environment that would facilitate rapid, relevant, and reliable science that is relevant to policy.

SciBeh Topics

Our goals are to facilitate:

Knowledge creation

The crisis demands rapid responding, but “fast” is at odds with many of the things that make good science. What we need to be looking for is parts of the process that we can trim without cutting unduly into quality: we need a model of proper science without the drag.

Knowledge integration

We need to avoid needlessly reinventing wheels, we need meta-analyses, and we need to manage the likely flood of new research. This means a degree of synthesis that goes well beyond the slightly haphazard publication of reviews in normal science.

Knowledge dissemination

Developing new tools for knowledge aggregation will help disseminate knowledge, certainly to other researchers. But the nature of the crisis will mean that at least some of this knowledge must be disseminated to policy makers, journalists, or the wider public.

Managing consensus and disagreement

We must learn how to build consensus, shelving theoretical debates that are important to us in “normal science”, but that have little consequence for current action. There will be contexts where legitimate disagreements remain. These cannot be glossed over and should be made known to policymakers.