iSCAN (pronounced ‘eye-scan’), the Irish Science Centres Awareness Network was set up to promote co-operation and collaboration between organisations and individuals that share the common aim of fostering the public understanding of science and technology in Ireland.

To achieve these objectives iSCAN will:

  • Collect, evaluate and disseminate information both within iSCAN and more widely
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the formulation of common aims
  • Present agreed submissions to the relevant agencies or institutions
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the activities of members in relation to the stated aims
  • Create and maintain links with similar organisations overseas.

To translate the objectives into practical projects iSCAN will, inter alia:

  • Issue a quarterly newsletter
  • Compile a directory of scientific and technological attractions in Ireland
  • Hold regular meetings (at least twice a year)
  • Promote travelling exhibitions.