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a pilot SMC for Ireland

The Pilot All-Ireland SMC is a one-year project launched by the UK SMC in collaboration with Irish charity Airfield Estate, to assess whether a Science Media Centre would be a valuable addition to the science and media landscape in Ireland. The pilot is being carried out as part of the development of the global network of SMCs, and will serve as a feasibility project to explore the potential to establish an “All-Ireland” SMC.

The Senior Press Manager appointed to run the pilot will develop press lists composed of Irish and Northern Irish journalists and establish an expert database populated by a broad range of scientific experts from across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The pilot’s activities will be limited to two of the core SMC services: Rapid Reactions to breaking news and Roundups of 3rd party comments on new scientific findings.

See the consultation report here.