PhasAGE Career Development Workshop: “Wikipedia as a platform for scientific outreach”

24 September 2021 3 PM (CEST) | ONLINE EVENT  

For the last years, we have assisted to an increased engagement of researchers to communicate science for the general public and contribute to scientific literacy. Scientists are increasingly encouraged or even required by funding agencies to disseminate their research through multiple open access platforms and media, bridging society’s questions with scientific knowledge. Communication skills are critical for researchers to better explain how their research work impacts society. Training researchers in using the available communication channels and platforms for science dissemination will inspire them to better communicate their results, justifying its inclusion at the early stages of career development plan.  

This workshop led by Gonçalo Themudo (an assistant researcher at CIIMAR/University of Porto and president of Wikimedia Portugal) will focus on how researchers can use the Wikipedia platform for efficient and reliable science communication and outreach, focusing on strategies to write good quality articles and effectively contribute to the site in line with editorial policies. 

Target audience: Early-stage researchers (MSc and Ph.D. students) and junior postdocs that are members of the PhasAGE consortium institutions. 

Applications deadline: 17 September  

Notification of selected applications: 20 September  

Registration is free but mandatory with a limited number of 20 participants. Participants will be selected based on their motivation statement and will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Find more information about the workshop and application details at https://phasage.eu/career-development-workshop-3/