Communicating research and its results is increasingly important and requires specific skills. More and more researchers find themselves communicating their research directly to a wide audience, as it is the case with social media. This certainly might have a great impact in terms of visibility and recognition within the scientific community and, often, beyond. But what about if the communication of our research is not in fact so clear or coherent? What if instead of receiving “likes” we receive questioning comments leading to arduous debates?
To ensure that communication of science and research to the lay public is effective and gets a positive impact on society, researchers need to be skilled to communicate it properly, being aware of its challenges and possible barriers.
Science Communication seminars on “Challenges in communicating research and how to overcome them” are now included in VIU Intensive Graduate Activities and since September have been offered to the PhD students attending. Held by Ilda Mannino and Alessandra Fornetti of the TEN Program on Sustainability, they look at the key challenges for scientists in communicating their research, offering tips, checklists and guidelines on how to overcome those same challenges.
The seminars are based on the results and the Toolkits developed within the H2020 QUEST project on quality science communication, led by Venice International University TEN Program on Sustainability. A series of Toolkits for scientists, journalists, museum explainers and social media managers are available in QUEST website.
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This project has received funding from the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No. 824634