The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

Kudos dissemination survey

Science communication facilitation platform Kudos are developing a new product – Kudos for Research Groups and have a survey they would like participants for.

Kudos hope that this platform will enable them to support a much wider range of research outputs including conference papers, presentations, posters and research objects including data images and code. All types of ‘additional’ research output which EASE supports and believe should make greater contributions to the body of acknowledged literature. It seems Kudos share this belief.

The aim is to provide a cohesive central point through which research groups, institutes, labs, departments and units of assessment can collaborate on joint dissemination plans for their projects and track their progress.

To help with these aims, Kudos have developed a survey to better understand the needs of the research community, shape the platform in a way which will be of most use, and invite people to be involved in beta testing.

The survey is open until 5pm bst, Friday 22nd June.  Your input will be welcomed.

Contribute here:  www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Kudos_Dissemination_Survey

– Monday 19th June, 2018 –

Social Media, Science and MOOCs

An article published in FEMS Microbiology Letters reviews the use of Twitter as a tool for scientists to “increase their personal brand, improve their skills, enhance their visibility, share and communicate science to society, promote scientific culture, and even as a tool for teaching and learning”

The authors assess their experiences of using Twitter as part of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in Spain and Latin America, present some of the measurable benefits they discovered through its use, and propose an extension to this strategy with a pan-European Microbiology MOOC in the near future.

The article is behind an OUP paywall, but anyone with access to the journal may find much of interest in this article.

Access it here: https://academic.oup.com/femsle/advance-article/doi/10.1093/femsle/fnx246/4643175

Full reference:

Ignacio López-Goñi, Manuel Sánchez-Angulo; Social networks as a tool for science communication and public engagement: focus on Twitter, FEMS Microbiology Letters, , fnx246, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnx246