Armstrong & Miller on the challenges of getting academics to communicate work in simple terms. Or perhaps the challenges of people expecting you to be able to communicate something complicated in simple terms.
Social license, in the context of research, is a form of public ‘approval’ that ensures research is funded, that its results are respected, and that participation is willingly engaged in, where needed. For many reasons, it seems as if researchers’ current social license is in danger of being revoked. Charlie Rapple explores what might be required to ensure it is renewed.