Communicating to the public in a meaningful way can mean presenting a talk or volunteering at an outreach event. It can mean telling a friend about your job and why it matters over coffee. It can mean telling your own personal story about how research helped you or a loved one. Whether shared on line or in person, your stories matter. As long as you listen to people, share your own experiences and encourage respectful dialogue, your message will not be forgotten.
Opportunities to reach people so that they better understand what you do, as well as how and why you do it present themselves all the time.
We’ve batched some of these resources for you here. We hope these events, speakers, articles and stories will help you inspire, educate and connect in a meaningful way with your friends, family, students, funding agencies, governments, businesses, visitors and others about your contributions to advancing human and animal health.
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Perspectives and Tools for Communicating Research Results (NIH), Sept. 13, 2018
Animal research website highlight: University of Utah, July 30, 2018
Love animals? Support animal research, Spring 2018
How to explain animal research on your institution’s website, Nov. 14, 2017
Responsible communication of basic biomedical research, Nov. 9, 2017. (See also When is research news?)
New course brings story-telling techniques to science, Oct. 23, 2017
Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD): April 19 every year
USA Science and Engineering Festival Every other year in Washington, D.C.
Love, Care and Progress: video series from Americans for Medical Progress, 2018
Animals in Biomedical Research: A Vital Scientific Resource, April 6, 2018