The Nature of Biomedical Science

What is science? How is it carried out? What do scientists do? What can science do and what are its limits? How is scientific knowledge used? 

Science for the people: How can we get scientists, the community and groups such as policy makers together, so they can share thoughts and ideas and learn from one another? How can we enable lay people to feed into decision making or influence what research is carried out? And how can we actually get people directly involved in research projects?