Since 2002, when the Research Team on Scientific Culture-GICC (Ref. UV-INV_GIUV-172923 was born at the University of València, the projects of the team have been focused on the following research lines:


Social perception of science


 Science communication


Science and war


Risk communication


 Scientific perception


 Methods and techniques of social research

The multidisciplinary and interinstitutional network built by the team allows to progress on several research lines through the research Projects in which we work. The results of the research work performed by the ScienceFlows members through the different projects can be found in each of the sections of Scientific Production.



COALESCE will consolidate, further develop, and mainstream generated knowledge and connections on science communication to build up the European Competence Centre for Science Communication. To achieve measurable and sustainable long-term impact of the Centre, project objectives will pivot on co-creation and co-design building on cooperative relationships with multiple stakeholders including scientific and journalist networks, as well as university alliances. COALESCE operates in relation to international, national and regional hubs and builds on an interdisciplinary approach. It will demonstrate the means for rapid mobilisation of scicomm in times of crisis while fighting misinformation and engendering trust in science.

The goal of IBERIFIER consortium is to develop a media observatory to fight misinformation in Spain and Portugal. IBERIFIER is one of the eight regional nodes in Europe within the framework of the Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), whose objective is to develop a multidisciplinary platform to address the challenge of digital disinformation in Europe and its consequences.

FIT FORTHEM will promote well-functioning living FORTHEM Labs that are excellent in teaching and in research and will encourage them to turn into a breeding place of solid innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Knowledge and structures will be built up in such a way that they can easily be jointly used.


ESMODA-ECO (Study of Food Trends Through The Communicative Ecosystem RTI2018-099663-B-I00) is a project funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities within the 2018 call of “R&D Projects of research challenges” of the state R&D&I program aimed at society’s challenges. This research will allow gaining knowledge about the evolution of trends in food in the XX and XXI century through the study of its reflection in the communicative ecosystem.

The goal of this project is to combine the knowledge of experts in communication and journalism with experts in Artificial Intelligence techniques in order to implement a tool for the general public aimed at characterising automatically information related to COVID-19.

NoSUM is a multidisciplinary project that brings together research on Chemistry (from the MODeLiC group) and social sciences (developed by our group, ScienceFlows) with the aim of developing a detection kit for the drink spiking drug GHB in beverages, in which many people contributed with their views and ideas.

The No Rumour Health Project is funded by the Erasmus+KA20 program. It aims to develop an app to help people over 65 years old to verify the information related to health that they receive on their mobile phones. The Project will end up in January 2022.+

The CONCISE Project is funded by the European Commission within the programme H2020 –SwafS. ScienceFlows team coordinates this Project that has a duration of two years (2018-2020). Through a wide citizen consultation in 5 countries, the project will study how European citizens acquire their science-related knowledge, and how this knowledge infleuences their beliefs and perceptions..

PERSIST_EU Project, coordinated by ScienceFlows, is funded by the European Commission within the programme Erasmus+KA2. The Project lasts for two years. PERSIST-EU will develop a digital platform for assessing how the education of university students influences their decision making

The project “Journalistic construction of mental health and Spaniards’ attitude of the search and production of digital information” is the result of the I Social Research Grant “Media and Mental Health” convened by the Federación de Salud Mental de la Comunidad Valenciana and co-funded by the General Direction of functional diversity, attached to the Regional Ministry of Equality and inclusive policies through the programe “Action plans of social research on functional diversity”. The research period is from October 2016 to August 31, 2017. The study will be published in October 2017.

Study and classification of the natural, complementary and alternative therapies through the media and the social networks. Transference ideas and values applied to the social imaginary (CSO2014-57778-R). he main objective of the present project is to analyse what images the mass media and social networks create about natural, complementary and alternative therapies, and what values are spread to society on these unconventional therapies.

Analysis of the institutional campaigns about the Human Papillomavirus vaccination (CSO2011-25810)
The main objective of this research is to analyse the institutional campaigns made by the Health Office in the regions of Madrid, Asturias and Valencia about the commercialization and inclusion in the official calendar (in girls between 11 and 14 years old) of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine for the prevention of cervix cancer: the HPV vaccine. 

The objective of this project is to analyse the coverage that the Region of Valencia media produced in relation with issues linked with the information on risk. To do this, we have selected five newspapers: Levante-EMV,Las Provincias,the Comunidad Valenciana edition of the ABC,El Mundo and El País, as well as snippets of the news bulletins of the radio stations (Cadena COPE and Cadena SER) and of the news of Canal 9 television channel, with the aim of assessing how the risks in the Region of Valencia are informed about.