Category «Concepts»

A brief introduction to concepts and terms related to science communication and open science.



Impact is the contribution that your work offers beyond academia. By being clear about the impact of your work, you can help funders and institutes understand why your work is relevant to society.

Science communication

Science communication

Science communication is a broad, catch-all term that can describe a large number of ways by which science is communicated. Usually it’s focused on sharing science with non-experts.

Citizen science

Citizen science

Citizen science is the process where researchers involve community members and volunteers to participate in data collection or analysis.



Crowdfunding is the practice of asking the public to help support a financial goal. Scientists can crowdfund their work through dedicated crowdfunding websites for research projects.