As an obligation for receiving funding from a European research programme, dissemination is as crucial a process as the actual science itself.
Outside of the peer-reviewed world and the typical scientific communities whom research results are communicated there lies a potential minefield of media whereby your project or research could positively affect the end user if navigated correctly.
Choosing the right audience is critical to the overall success of the project. One of the major failings of any given project is the lack of understanding of external media opportunities, outside of your usual channels, that perhaps you have not thought about previously.
In addition to this, your core visibility will remain an online one, whether that be through digital publishing or social media there also has to be an important emphasis on a dedicated project website, blog and branding in order to engage with your stakeholders and keep them continually aware of your progress.
The EDMA provide a bespoke portfolio of services aimed at the scientific community which can be tailored to match the needs of any given research project from initial concept to conclusion. We will endeavour to share our own wealth of experience, gained over the past 15 years of working with scientists, to formulate a dissemination strategy right for your requirements. We want to make it as simple as possible, and if needs be managing the whole process, leaving you to carry out the research effectively.
Several key areas have been identified which will make sure your project is visible not only to your peers, but also to the wider European community of scientists, policy makers, industry, public sector and the general public. In fact, the European Commission has previously encouraged the engagement of projects with as many potentially interested parties as possible to further the impact of science.