Methods and tools for co-producing knowledge

This web portal offers an entry door to widespread methods and tools for collaboration between experts and stakeholders from science and practice for tackling real-world, context-sensitive societal challenges.

When targeted at tackling societal challenges, inter- and transdisciplinary research involve dealing with varying points of view, interests or political goals. Ways of how research can be societally relevant need to be identified. Specific tools help dealing with these challenges and shaping collaboration between experts and stakeholders from science and practice in systematic and traceable ways.

The resources provided here are contributed by experts from the international community of transdisciplinarians and related academic fields.

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Explore methods and tools for co-producing knowledge

You can search for methods using process phases, key issues, the list of methods compiled in our own toolbox or related toolboxes:

Steps

Search by phases

Explore which methods and tools can support you in specific process phases like framing a problem or jointly conducting research. This section comprises challenges you may encounter in specific stages of knowledge co-production. It is neither necessary to go through all stages nor in the presented order.
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Search by key issues

Find support in typical situations like integrating knowledge across fields of expertise, identifying people to involve or embracing conflicts in a group. This section comprises cross-cutting challenges you may encounter in knowledge co-production processes.
Tools

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Check out selected methods and tools for co-producing knowledge in heterogeneous groups, compiled in the td-net toolbox.


Methods and tools for co-producing knowledge

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