Explore the Human Side of Science

The Basic Scientific Literacy training module training has been designed for participants with little knowledge of basic science and research and can be used as a refresher with more knowledgeable participants.


This entire workshop should last approximately 8 hours and is intended to provide information for community members and service and community based organization staff members funded by the Division of AIDS of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health. The places where this training will be delivered involve multiple U.S. locations. This training has been developed to create consistent messages for a variety of people in different locations with different knowledge and experiences.

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Demonstrate how science helps people.
  • Learn about the scientific method.
  • Describe scientific research.
  • Explore the human side of science.

These objectives will be met through the use of informational materials (the Participant Guide) and numerous small and whole group activities and discussions. This course will be most successful with people who feel comfortable sharing questions and information.

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