Science culture is a key factor that supports research, innovation and science values (such as respect for evidence and analysis, and trust in scientific expertise).
Scientists from 11 countries have agreed to join forces in an informal alliance to define, measure, promote, support, and connect science culture globally. The aim of WISE (World Inverstigation of Science Culture) is:
- To emphasize the importance of science culture in our societies, as it supports scientific research, technological innovation and science values such as respect for evidence and analysis, and trust in scientific expertise;
- To work towards a common framework for international comparison of science culture through curating current efforts, developing an item bank and cultivating competences for comparative analysis.