History and Mission
China Research Institute for Science Popularization (CRISP) was established under the approval of the State Council in 1980. It’s a non-profit organization. The proposal for such an institute was initiated by Mr. Gao Shiqi, a prestigious Chinese scientist and science writer. Affiliated to the China Association for Science and Technology(CAST), CRISP now stands as a unique national research institute dealing specially with studies on science and technology communication. At present China Science Writer’s Association (CSWA) is affiliated to CRISP.
Being a research establishment at the state level, CRISP devotes itself to fundamental science affair studies and pursues its goal in the interest of public good. Its principal objects emphasize: both theoretical and applicable researches in regard of science popularization as well as parallel studies of equals concerned between China and other countries. In recent years, CRISP has been undertaking more than 40 research projects each year and developing collaborating relations with diverse research organizations of other countries and regions in the world.
During the past years, CRISP has been developing a series of facts-finding research projects, such as “science and technology communication and its contents, channels, target audience and mechanics”, “survey, monitor and analysis of public scientific literacy”, “investigation and theoretical study on science popularization resources”, “science writing and science writers both within and outside China”, “theoretical study on informal science and technology education,” and “investigation on science and technology weight in mass media”, etc. The results are fruitful and have served the relevant departments of the government beneficially in making policies regarding science popularization.
CRISP possesses a structure supported by several professional divisions. They are Divisions for: Science Popularization Theoretical Research, Scientific Literacy Research, Policy Research, Media Research, Popular Science Writing Research, Documentation, Human Resources, and Administrative Office. The outputs include: a bi-monthly “Studies on Science Popularization”, annual “Science Popularization Report of China”. Its web-site writes as 老七乐彩走势图表 www.blrpsb.com.cn or www.crisp.org.cn.