Forskning.se and Forskning.no is examples of disseminating science information and making it accessible to the general public through a modern and cost-effective method, the Internet. We want to present experiences from two somewhat different approaches to science communication on the Intemet and hopefully inspire others that are planning to use the Intemet as a channel for increasing the public’s interest in science.

Forskning.se and Forskning.no are owned by Swedish and Norwegian public authorities on science and research. The general purpose of the websites is to generate interest in research as a source of information, insight and development - both for the individual and for society.

Both Forskning.se and forskning.no seeks to:

- promote the beneficial use of research results both in working life and in society

- stimulate debate and discussion

- facilitate the finding and understanding of research information

- help all those who work with research communication

- create synergy effects

- initiate cooperation

Forskning.se has the only real overview of the Swedish Research & Development system, and is an invaluable resource for students and anyone working in the field of science. Forskning.se are intended for anyone who wishes to find out about research. Priority groups are upper secondary school pupils, teachers, university and college students, journalists and knowledge-intensive organisations.

Forskning.no has a somewhat different approach in communicating science, it is organized as an independent editorial website owned by universities, colleges and research institutions. Target groups are set to 15 years and upwards. Each month forskning.no has 400.000 unique visits.

As a success story we want to present Infact an educational system for production of large, general summaries of knowledge. The purpose is to increase interest in research, and to work for the results of research being of use to society. Infact is applicable in this work through its general educational character, interesting set-up presented with the latest technologies.

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Science on the web

Anna Maria Fleetwood   The Swedish Research Council

Agneta Ringaby   The Swedish Research Council

Forskning.se and Forskning.no is examples of disseminating science information and making it accessible to the general public through a modern and cost-effective method, the Internet. We want to present experiences from two somewhat different approaches to science communication on the Intemet and hopefully inspire others that are planning to use the Intemet as a channel for increasing the public’s interest in science.

Forskning.se and Forskning.no are owned by Swedish and Norwegian public authorities on science and research. The general purpose of the websites is to generate interest in research as a source of information, insight and development - both for the individual and for society.

Both Forskning.se and forskning.no seeks to:

- promote the beneficial use of research results both in working life and in society

- stimulate debate and discussion

- facilitate the finding and understanding of research information

- help all those who work with research communication

- create synergy effects

- initiate cooperation

Forskning.se has the only real overview of the Swedish Research & Development system, and is an invaluable resource for students and anyone working in the field of science. Forskning.se are intended for anyone who wishes to find out about research. Priority groups are upper secondary school pupils, teachers, university and college students, journalists and knowledge-intensive organisations.

Forskning.no has a somewhat different approach in communicating science, it is organized as an independent editorial website owned by universities, colleges and research institutions. Target groups are set to 15 years and upwards. Each month forskning.no has 400.000 unique visits.

As a success story we want to present Infact an educational system for production of large, general summaries of knowledge. The purpose is to increase interest in research, and to work for the results of research being of use to society. Infact is applicable in this work through its general educational character, interesting set-up presented with the latest technologies.

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