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Community action—getting local groups involved in research

Should citizens have a say in publicly-funded research projects? Yes, says Morag McDermont, professor of socio-legal studies at the University of Bristol. She tells Adam Smith how the ESRC is funding a co-production between academics and community organisations.

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council Connected Communities programme a call was made seeking proposals for research into community engagement under one of two themes—the making of engagement and the regulation of engagement. Funded jointly by the ESRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council this is a multidisciplinary programme that is open to creative and novel research agendas. Drawing on her work history in local government and with housing associations, McDermont found herself leading just such a bid.

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