Kathryn Muehlberger, Communications Specialist
The recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has stimulated scientists to openly share their research to help remedy the ongoing public health crisis. However, many researchers are unsure of how to get started with marketing their research, especially with regard to the appropriate ways to disseminate their findings, how to reach their target audience, and most importantly, how to collectively assist both the public and research community in addressing relevant situations. We outline the benefits of marketing your research in this brief, informative article.
In short, marketing your research exposes your work to others who may be interested, which often affords new research opportunities and potential collaborations. The question is, where do you even begin? Below are our tips to help you get started:
“If you follow these basic starting points, you’re on track to boosting your research impact while simultaneously increasing public awareness of relevant events. Lastly, we note that marketing your research not only advances scientific communication and outreach, but also demonstrates the value and importance of science to policymakers and the public.