Communicating Your Research Online: digital tools, strategy & Impact
The volume of new research that is published and shared is increasing rapidly so how can researchers make their work stand out? A range of new tools are emerging that compliment traditional publishing and communication methods and researchers can take advantage of these to enhance their online profiles, even before
they have published any of their work. It is possible to track your research impact digitally, gain citations for your work, interact with peers and engage with a non-academic audience directly.
Tools such as these can be used to demonstrate public engagement in grants and department reports. Researchers post opinions, negative results, figures, posters, data, old student projects (and more) and receive acknowledgement from their peers and the public while building their own research profiles.
This course will introduce participants to a set of online tools (including Google Scholar, Figshare, ResearchGate, Academia. edu and F1000) designed specifically for academics that can be used to discuss, share and promote research. In addition, the course will touch on how popular social media platforms can be used to your advantage. Case studies explaining how other researchers build successful online profiles will also be included.