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FORCE11 Gains Momentum Creating the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

FORCE11 Gains Momentum Creating the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Scientists, scholars, publishers, and librarians in many locations and disciplines are developing methods and tools to improve the process o
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Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth

Researchers pick ‘breakthrough’ technologies for growth | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A report identifies the 50 innovations needed to make a tangible impact on development.
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The full report is available from this link https://www.ligtt.org/50-breakthroughs

 

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The do's and don'ts of successful media engagement - Research to Action

The do's and don'ts of successful media engagement - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Media engagement can seem like a minefield to the uninitiated scientist. Getting 2015 off to a positive start, Research Media’s Ben McCluskey offers a helping hand, highlighting some of the common pitfalls and providing guidelines for getting engagement right.
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Bringing African universities to farmers

Bringing African universities to farmers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A film on a RUFORUM project enabling East African researchers to work with smallholders to mitigate climate change.
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Forging the future of university engagement – Talloires - University World News

Forging the future of university engagement – Talloires - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Rapid growth in university engagement worldwide - University World News

Rapid growth in university engagement worldwide - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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The science of society: From credible social science to better social policies.

The science of society: From credible social science to better social policies. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Though many are convinced that better social science evidence will make for better policies, we do not know how to turn that conviction into a reality. Nancy Cartwright and Julian Reiss argue that ...
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Curation for participation: an eight-step guide to curating open scholarly content

Curation for participation: an eight-step guide to curating open scholarly content | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Are we miscommunicating gender in science?

Are we miscommunicating gender in science? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
To better link science and society, a first step is to communicate accurately and in a gender-balanced way.
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From Attention to Citation: What are altmetrics and how do they work?

From Attention to Citation: What are altmetrics and how do they work? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Scholarly and social impacts of scientific publications could be measured by various metrics, including article usage, Mendeley readership and Altmetric scores, etc. But what is the relationship am...
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Leaving the comfort zone: Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective.

Leaving the comfort zone: Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
When it comes to sharing your research, Amelia Sharman stresses that there is no ‘one size fits all’ model to follow. Researchers, topics, audiences and end goals are all different. But where resea...
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Ebola treatment trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa

Ebola treatment trials to be fast-tracked in West Africa | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Investigational Ebola treatments are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising drugs, for the disease that has already led to over 2,600 deaths.
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How to produce a policy brief - Research to Action

How to produce a policy brief - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Policy briefs are useful influencing tools for think tanks and research institutions. This quick guide, developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative's Policy Engagement and Communications Program, is aimed at researchers and communications staff who are planning policy briefs for the first time, or want to review their approach.
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With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all.

With academia moving in a digital direction, sustained investment in media training would benefit all. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The dilemma facing many universities today is that distributed, external communication involves risk, but having a limited presence means the scholarly community is vulnerable to complete disregard...
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Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations

Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
New approaches to research investigation are looking to go beyond blanket objectivity to include experiential knowledge and local contexts. Dan McQuillan looks at the counter-cultural roots of the ...
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The messiness inherent to policymaking is a real challenge - can evidence alone outshine tribal instincts?

The messiness inherent to policymaking is a real challenge - can evidence alone outshine tribal instincts? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The Policy Institute at King's University are working hard to challenge the notion that policymaking is too complex for evidence to play a substantial role. But the fact that little has changed to ...
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How to target a journal that’s right for your research

How to target a journal that’s right for your research | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Ravi Murugesan explains how to spot predatory publishers and find the right journal for your paper.
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Visualising science: the infographic   - Research to Action

Visualising science: the infographic   - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Research Media explains why infographics are becoming the tool of choice when it comes to impactful science communication to policy makers and the public.
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Theory of change week: Monitoring and Evaluation - Research to Action

Theory of change week: Monitoring and Evaluation - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
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Both these podcasts are really worth listening to.

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Five top policy brief resources, guides and articles of yesteryear - Research to Action

Five top policy brief resources, guides and articles of yesteryear - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In the spirit of using old knowledge to inform the new, we have gone through our archives to bring you the five top resources, guides and articles of yesteryear. Let us know if you think we have missed something!
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Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market

Focus on Private Sector: Linking research to market | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A company’s trials of selling a clean cookstove in Nigeria show the need for commercial skills, says Noshua Watson.
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5 tips for getting approached by the press - Research to Action

5 tips for getting approached by the press - Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
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Wall Street analysts say open access has failed due to lack of focus, but their analysis might help it succeed.

Wall Street analysts say open access has failed due to lack of focus, but their analysis might help it succeed. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
There are tensions in the open access movement which are putting its sustained momentum at risk, argues Curt Rice. The enthusiasm for the movement's ideals are now in conflict with what is needed f...
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