PhasAGE Career Development Workshop | Wikipedia as a platform for scientific outreach | 24 September 2021, 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 plans.
Wikipedia is an online global collaborative encyclopedia that serves as a vehicle for widespread public outreach, interaction, and communication of science facts and challenges. Academics and researchers can work together and contribute with science-related articles to communicate research results and scientific expertise that will be viewed globally by academic and non-academic users, including students, teachers, researchers, journalists, and policy-makers. This way, Wikipedia stands as an effective platform for sharing knowledge and leveraging research findings while achieving a strong societal impact.
One of the PhasAGE goals is the capacitation of young researchers from PhasAGE consortium partners with competitive tools and resources to prepare them to face challenges in their careers in academia or beyond. This workshop 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.
Registration is free but mandatory. You can find more information here.