Science communication

Want to share your research findings with the world, or looking for other tips on communicating your research? Discover experience stories from other researchers and tips from the press and science communication team.

Tips and support

If you are a researcher and you want to share your research with the world, there are many different ways that you can go about it. For example, think about social media, public lectures, teaching in schools, continued education, and also media presence. No matter how you choose to share your research, you should always start by asking yourself: What do I want to achieve with my research and who do I hope to reach? Check our flyer for researchers to find some pointers and do and don't about science communication.

Where can I get help?

When it comes to communicating about your research, there are several services and departments within Radboud University that can help you:

  • The Science Communication Team: For general questions about scientific communication or about contacting the press
  • Radboud in'to Languages: For coaching and training in science communication, such as media training and grant writing.
  • Radboud University’s Communications Department: For questions about house style, logos or using social media
  • Faculty or institute's communication departments: If you want to share your research results with an academic or non-academic audience outside your own field of expertise
  • Science Education Hub: If you want to tell primary school pupils about your research
  • Radboud Reflects: If you are interested in giving a public lecture

Testimonials

Once you have given public lecture like this, you get asked for more and more
Linda Drijvers
Linda Drijvers, cognitief neurowetenschapper Scientific Read Linda's story
You can overprepare, but you also just have to go and do it
Kiane de Kleijne
Kiane de Kleijne, promovenda milieuwetenschappen Scientific Read Kiane's story
Stick to your strengths and don't respond to everything
Hans de Kroon hoogleraar plant ecologie
Hans de Kroon, hoogleraar Experimentele plantenecologie Scientific Read Hans' story
As long as you keep control over what information comes out, you can gain a lot from that publicity
Coen van Galen
Coen van Galen, historicus Scientific Read Coen's story

Contact

Are you a scientist approached by the press, or would you like to share your research with a journalist or a wider audience? Please contact the Science Communication Team.


 

+31 24 361 60 00

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