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THE 4 CORE ELEMENTS of science communication.

One of the most daunting things I faced when preparing my first communication attempts was not WHAT I was going to talk about, but HOW?!

It helped me A LOT to understand that there are 4 CORE ELEMENTS that pretty much every communication piece needs. With those in mind I could start figuring out what my main message should be. It made starting to write / script / create SO much easier.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

Now Open to the Public: Complete Conversation of Episode 18, B&D Animal Use and Statistics of Equivalence

In this episode, Bart and Dennis discuss the use of animals in research, and a new statistical method that may allow publishing previously unpublishable research results.

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

Complete Conversation: From PhD to SciComm – Deboki Chakravarti

I spoke with Dr. Deboki Chakravarti about transitioning from a PhD to science communication. Dekobi recently received her PhD in bioengineering for her research on fighting cancer. But she had already decided to leave academia and instead move into a career as science communicator. Leveraging her experience as a YouTuber, Deboki did an internship with Scientific American.

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

31 The Liberation of Science – with Jon Tennant

Open science for some people it is just science done correctly. For others it is the revolutionary change in the whole academic culture. These different perspectives are highly dependent on your views on the role of science in society, who your advisers were which fields your were in, which career stages you reached, and where you live and work.

In this episode I talk with Dr. Jon Tennant about open science. He is a paleontologist who is now predominantly active in building an Open Science community. He has published several articles on open science and initiated the Open Science MOOC, among many other activities.

Do you have questions, comments or suggestion? Email info@scienceforprogress.eu, write us on facebook or twitter, or leave us a video message on Skype for dennis.eckmeier.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 30- August 4, Dennis Eckmeier – @DennisEckmeier

Dr. Dennis Eckmeier is a neuroscientist who ended his 13-year research career in 2018. He taught himself audio-visual communication during a year-long ‘self-financed sabbatical’. He is now available for hire  as a neuroscience consultant (including writing and editing) and science communicator.

Dennis founded Science for Progress in 2017, following his involvement with the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. His main goal is for society and governments to make good choices regarding policies that concern academia, or are more generally informed by science. To achieve this, he wants to support science communication projects and efforts to improve academia, and inform the public about policy-relevant science.

Dennis is also still passionate about neuroethology, the neuroscience of natural animal behaviors.

During his week on @sfprocur, Dennis will talk about Science for Progress, his experience as a researcher, and his work in podcasting and web video creation.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 16-21, Bart Geurten – @BartGeurten

Dr. Bart Geurten is a neuroscientist working as staff researcher at Göttingen University, Germany. There he learned how to work with genetic tools in the fruit fly. He is also co-host of the Science for Societal Progress podcast.

During his week as curator on @sfprocur, Bart will write about live as a postdoc, career and family issues.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

30 B&D LIVE: Pseudoscience Game

Pseudoscience is like a thorn in my brain. Besides being potentially dangerous when people rely on “alternative” “medicine” instead of finding actual help, sometimes it just bothers me when somebody is wrong on the internet. So it was time to relax a bit about it.

For this episode Bart and I tried something new. On Sunday, July 7th, we went on YouTube and played a game! We read pseudoscience stories to each other, trying to make the other guy laugh about it! And among the people who sent us their pseudoscience stories, we randomly chose a winner who got a t-shirt from our merchandize store!

Besides the edited podcast episode, you can also watch it on YouTube:

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

Complete Conversation: Animal Wellbeing in Research – With Nuno Henrique Franco

This is the complete conversation I recorded with Dr. Nuno Henrique Franco on Animal Wellbeing in research. We talk about why we do animal research, which ways there are to avoid animal research, the policies surrounding animal use and housing, EU legislature, and outreach approaches to inform the public.

Dr. Nuno Henrique Franco is Assistant Researcher at the Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, i3S (Institute for Investigation and Innovation in Health) at the University of Porto, Portugal. His research focuses on laboratory animal welfare, along with ethical, legal, social and scientific issues in animal research.  

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

BART vs DENNIS LIVE ON YOUTUBE!

BART vs DENNIS LIVE! We are playing a pseudoscience game!

And you can win a T-Shirt from our store by sending us your funniest Pseudoscience story!

Team BART email: bart@scienceforprogress.eu

Team DENNIS email: dennis@scienceforprogress.eu

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 9-14, Helena Jambor – @HelenaJambor

Dr. Helena Jambor is science writer at the university hospital of the Technical University in Dresden, Germany. Besides allowing her to learn about medical research, the work allows her to spend much of her time with figures and data visualization (DataViz).

Helena teaches DataViz in talks, blogs, and – hopefully soon – her book. And she offers consulting, too. Visual communication surrounds us everywhere in our modern lives. Arrows point the way, pictographs help us navigate public transport, logos communicate the brands’ preferred image, etc. Visualizations are also key to allow society to understand scientific research findings. To communicate their scientific findings to the public, and to engage in dialogue, scientists must learn to produce visualizations that are understandable. This applies when communicating to journalists, teachers, and politicians, but also within the scientific community.

During her curation at @sfprocur, Helena wants to convey how scientists use DataViz 1) to unambiguously communicate data within the scientific community; 2) to handle bigger and bigger data sets that require effective visualizations to be analysed; 3) to engage with society about their findings. She would like to initiate a discussion about a DataViz curriculum and spark interest in this important topic.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

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