The CIPAST Database
The CIPAST platform intends to support the structuring of an expanded network of European organizations already involved or interested in participatory processes regarding scientific and technological issues. With this objective in mind, the CIPAST consortium decided to set up a database, in order to facilitate knowledge and information transfer between the members of the network.
You can get access to the database here.
In general the database is meant to be a tool for actors involved in science and technology, with a special focus on technology assessment and citizen participation.
Data always is in a state of flux. Thus the CIPAST database will always be under construction what means constantly updated. Even though it does not pretend to be exhaustive, it provides reliable information about actors and participative processes in Europe. At present the whole list of institutions, as well as the personal contacts are only available to the CIPAST partners and thus require a personal login and password. But the following three lists are available for the public:
- reference institutions with 331 records from 16 countries
The public lists can be filtered by countries, thematic fields or types of actors, in order to search for specific actors according to their geographical, thematic or institutional characteristics. These lists can be exported into Excel or pdf documents. Specific buttons are meant to use these functionalities. The list of participatory processes gives links to other databases and websites. It mentions reference documents and contact persons. It finally gives a short description of each process.
Due to technical reasons the description is not entirely readable on the web platform. But after exporting the data to excel or pdf formats or printed all details are available.
If you are interested to be listed in the database - either as actor, or with a process - you are kindly asked to fill the database registration forms on this website.
Go to the CIPAST database.