How does the GRACE team assess the stakeholder process and the transparency efforts?
We had a reflexive task in place collecting feedback from participants of the stakeholder consultations on the engagement process and associated issues such as transparency. Feed-back was collected by interviews and questionnaires with both stakeholder and GRACE team participants. The results are summarised in a report, which will be published at the GRACE website.
An interesting observation is that the stakeholder engagement process triggered more reflection within the various research groups which was perceived as valuable; the need to explain to and discuss with stakeholders in detail helped to clarify issues for the GRACE researchers.