Communicating your research

1 h
Sustainable Development Goals for Researchers

How to integrate sex, gender, and intersectional analysis into research

Social impact

Your paper may be valued by your peers, but increasingly, that’s only one piece of the puzzle. These days, funders often ask you to show your work has relevance beyond the academic arena too.

But what form should that societal impact take and how can you demonstrate it? In this series of modules, we explore some definitions and measurements. We look at how you can bring a wider audience in contact with your work and some of the unexpected outcomes. We also explore the topic of lay summaries and how they can introduce your research to a whole new group of readers.

What you will find
  • What is societal impact
  • Advice on sharing your research more widely
  • Tips on writing a great lay summary
3 modules
1 h
Social impact

How to build empathy in research

In this webinar, our experts focus on three tools for building empathy in research: interviewing, journey mapping and Photovoice. Also, they discuss ways of adapting these tools across sectors; including academia, industry and clinical settings.
1.5 h
Social impact

Standing up for Science

Science and the media: A panel of a researcher, journalist and press officer will share their experiences of engaging with the media and the public.
1 h
Social impact

How to write a lay summary

Journal articles are written with researchers in mind, so the content isn’t always easy to follow for people outside academia…or even that field of st

Ensuring visibility

With so much new research published each year, it’s never been more important to actively promote your paper. In this series of modules, we share some useful tips to help you increase the visibility of your work. 

You will hear about the importance of SEO, (search engine optimization), and the points to consider when writing your paper. We introduce some of the tools available to support you and help you track your efforts. 

What you will find
  • How to prepare for promotion at the writing stage
  • Actions you can take post-publication
  • Tips for tracking and measuring your success
4 modules
1 h
Ensuring visibility

Seven strategies for scientists to communicate their research and create a brand

With societal impact being the primary goal of research, asking researchers to create a brand for themselves might sound counter-intuitive.
30 m
Ensuring visibility

Conference skills for researchers

Learn how to get your work accepted into academic conferences and make the most of your time as a delegate.
12 m
Ensuring visibility

Social Media for Researchers

Gain practical insights into how researchers can leverage the power of social media.
40 m
Ensuring visibility

How to promote your research for maximum impact

This wide-ranging module is packed with useful advice to help you increase the visibility of your paper.

Sustainable Development Goals for Researchers

As authors, researchers and scientists we have a responsibility towards advancing science while advancing society. By finding ways and knowing how your work can directly support the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, you can ensure that your work advances the society as a whole.

In this section of Researcher Academy, various experts will share how to make your research gender balanced, how to protect the environment while continuing your work and focus on other ways you can help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through your work.

What you will find
3 modules
40 m
Sustainable Development Goals for Researchers

How your research can make an impact on society

Societal impact – you’ve heard the phrase but what does it mean and why is it important? We solve the mystery.
1 h
Sustainable Development Goals for Researchers

How to create impact with patient and public involvement

Research in health and medical sciences is always inevitably carried out with the intention to bring some benefit to the public.
1 h
Sustainable Development Goals for Researchers

How to integrate sex, gender, and intersectional analysis into research

In this module, experts will speak on how researchers can integrate sex, gender, and intersectional analysis into the design of their research