Resources

If you would like more information about science communication topics, or you’re ready to explore new opportunities to share your science with a broader audience, check out our collections of resources:

Workbooks

Share Your Sci has produced two workbooks for researchers who are interested in learning more about science communication. Buy them here as PDF downloads.

Article archive

External links

Organisations and resources for scientists interested in learning more about science communication, or finding places to get some practical experience.

AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology
Guidance and tips for scientists to improve their communication skills.
Location:
online
ACFAS
Membership organisation for French-speaking Canadian researchers that offers training and resources, as well as opportunities to get involves in science communication
Location:
Canada
Agent Majeur
Science communication training courses for researchers
Location:
Europe, France, online
AGU Sharing Science
Network providing resources and opportunities for scientists interested in science communication. US-based, but resources are available online.
Location:
online, USA
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Resources and workshops for anyone interested in communicating science to different audiences
Location:
online, USA
ARVO
Science communication training fellowships for vision scientists
Location:
USA
BIG STEM Communicators Network
BIG is a membership organisation for science communicators in the UK, aimed at people who present at festivals and science centres
Location:
UK
British Ecological Society
The BES has resources, opportunities and funding for researchers interested in public engagement
Location:
UK
COMPASS
COMPASS trains people to effectively communicate environmental science. They’re the creators of the Message Box communication tool, which is available on their website.
Location:
online, USA
ComSciCon
Science communication workshop for graduate students
Location:
USA
FameLab International
FameLab International is a global competition to find new science communicators.
Location:
global
FameLab UK
FameLab is a competition to find new science communicators in the UK
Location:
UK
Let’s Talk Science
Get involved with STEM engagement activities for children of all ages as part of Let’s Talk Science’s volunteer network
Location:
Canada
Massive Science Consortium
Membership organisation for scientists offering training and science communication support as well as opportunities for beginning science writers
Location:
online
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)
NCCPE provides various resources for public engagement. They have a network for public engagement professionals, but many of their materials are also useful for researchers.
Location:
online, UK
National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation – NNOCCI
NNOCCI provides resources and training for climate science communication.
Location:
online, USA
Pint of Science
An annual festival where scientists give a talk in a pub or other social venue.
Location:
global
PLOS Science Communication blog
Science communication blog on the PLOS network, for and by science communicators and researchers
Location:
online
PSCI-COM mailing list
A very busy mailing list for science communicators in the UK. You will get several emails per day, so this may be a bit much for the occasional scicommer.
Location:
online, UK
Royal Society of Chemistry
Resources and opportunities for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry to get involved in chemistry outreach.
Location:
UK
Royal Society Writing and Media skills training
Courses for scientists and academics to improve writing, communication and media skills.
Location:
UK
Science Borealis
A network for Canadian science bloggers
Location:
Canada
Science Government Relations Office of the APA
Advocacy training resources for psychology researchers
Location:
USA
Scientist Wanted
Dutch organisation that connects scientists with the public, and offers opportunities for early career researchers to share their work
Location:
The Netherlands
SciFund Challenge
Provides outreach training for scientists
Location:
online
Sense About Science – VOYS
Sense About Science’s Voice of Young Science (VOYS) network encourages early career researchers to take part in public discussions about science. They also offer workshops.
Location:
Europe, UK
Skype a Scientist
Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world.
Location:
online
Soapbox Science
Women in science talk about their work in public locations.
Location:
global
Taste of Science
An annual festival where scientists share their work in public spaces.
Location:
USA