Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) A Science Communication Tool Has Been Made for Researches

As a result of international cooperation, gap-filling training modules have been created. This is SciComm4all, a set of freely accessible animated videos offering tips and presenting good practices for effective knowledge dissemination. Máté Varga, associate professor at the ELTE Institute of Biology, was among the creators.

SciComm4all is meant to be used as a ‘manual’. The modules have been developed specifically for scientists who have doubts concerning how to communicate about their research topics. The training material consists of eleven animated video modules, each lasting approximately three minutes. The modules were made by researchers experienced in science communication.

“It is vitally important for scientists to inform the public about their research activities. It matters considerably how they present their results when they wish to convince political decision-makers and potential funders about the significance of their work, and also when they try to present new discoveries to a wider public. Additionally, a lot depends on the way of presentation when they meet a prejudiced community with whom they try to engage in communication and convince them, if possible.