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February 2022

GlobalSCAPE Science communication workshops

By Events, Project news, Science communication

GlobalSCAPE is thrilled to announce the launch of a series of interactive virtual workshops offering an extensive introduction to science communication delivered by Springer Nature, one of our partners.

It is becoming increasingly important for academics to be able to clearly communicate their research to a broader audience, such as researchers in other disciplines, the public, policymakers, and even funding organisations. However, communicating complex findings in an understandable manner for non-specialists is challenging for many scientists.

The GlobalSCAPE virtual workshops have been developed to support researchers to develop science communication skills by providing practical strategies on how to achieve these goals.

The first series is aimed at researchers and academics interested in generating impact through effective science communication tools and techniques. The following series will be specially tailored to science communication professionals and will be announced soon. Some in-person events will also be organised around the world later in the year, stay tuned!

Registration is now closed.


Practical information

Participation in these workshops is free for everyone. Places are limited to 250 participants. You are strongly encouraged to attend the whole series of three workshops.

We are offering two strands of the workshop series to accommodate participation from all over the world: Strand 1 (Asia Time zone) is available to participants from Asia, India and Australia; Strand 2 (Europe Time zone) is available to participants from the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Workshop content

Understanding Science Communication:
This day will be a general introduction to science communication. You will discover the mutual benefits that both the general public and researchers can get from it, an analysis of your audience’s expectations as well as basic recommendations to help you choose and structure your story.

Effective Writing Strategies
The second day will be dedicated to writing techniques. The first two sections will give you tips and tricks to structure your writing and keep the readers’ attention. You will be invited to examine two examples of good and bad practices in written articles.

Platforms for Communicating Science to the Public
The last day of this series will give an overview of the different media on which research is generally communicated to the public: press releases, science journalists or direct interactions with the publish such as blog articles, videos etc.


More about Nature Springer experts

Dr. Jeffrey Robens is Senior Editorial Development Manager at Nature Research and is responsible for conducting the Nature Research Academies—training workshops to improve publication output worldwide. He has strong scientific qualifications with 20 years of academic experience and numerous publications and awards. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and then worked at premier research institutes in Singapore and Japan, including RIKEN and Kyoto University. Since leaving academia in 2012, he has conducted over 250 academic training workshops across Asia and the Middle East to help researchers improve their publication quality and impact

Dr Harry Shirley is an Editorial Development Manager at Nature Research, and specialises in training on Scientific Writing and Publishing. He has a particular interest in Open Access publishing and publishing innovations. Although his background is Chemistry he has experience in delivering training to researchers from a range of disciplines. Harry holds a   PhD in Chemistry from Queen Mary’s, the University of London, which he followed by Postdoctoral study at the University of Auckland in New Zealand followed by the University of Oxford. Harry is experienced in delivering training both face to face and virtually, and has an engaging presentation style.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101006436.