Welcome to the reports page
This page contains reports and documents useful to the science and discovery centre
sector, as well as to the wider public engagement community.
The ASDC response to BIS consultation on proposals for long term capital investment in Science and Research
UK Science Centres: Effectively Engaging Under-represented Groups
Science and maths send girls' future wages soaring
Science Centres Enhance Learning, Local Prosperity and Community Development, A report by Professor Per-Edvin Persson
CBI: Engineering our Future, Stepping up the urgency on STEM
The Council for Science and Technology's letter to Michael Gove regarding STEM education
TISME publications, including the 'What influence participation in science and mathematics?' report.
ASDC response to the Reform of the National Curriculum in England consultation.
Hands-on DNA: Exploring Evolution Final Project Report.
Informal STEM Education: Houses of Parliament POSTNOTE no. 382, June 2011.
Information and latest evidence on UK Science and Discovery Centres impact on school attainment
Science, Engineering & the Devolved Nations: CaSE Policy Report, April2011
IRIS data - Factors affecting interests and recruitment in Science Prof Justin Dillon.pdf
National Space Academy, Case for Support, Executive Summary, February 2011
Public Attitudes to Science 2011: MORI-BIS - Summary report
The National Audit
Office report November 2010: Educating the next generation of scientists
The Research Councils Concordat for Engaging the Public with
Research: An introduction and overview
'What influences participation in science and mathematics?' A note from ASDC
Evaluation of Scottish
Science Centres 2008-10 by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre on behalf of the Scottish Government
impact of science and discovery centres: Towards a set of common indicators
Engagement and Learning: The Value of Science & Discovery Centres in the
The Impact of Science &
Discovery Centres: A Review of Worldwide Studies
Article for innovation to success (word doc.)
POST note on science centres in 2000
Article for innovation to success (PDF)
"Not for people like me?" Under-represented groups in science, technology and engineering
Annual Report and Accounts of The Millennium Commission 2004-2005