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Getting Your Message Across: How to Make Yourself and Your Research Visible – RESPONSE Mentoring Workshop

March 17, 2023, 9:00 – 17:00, ETH Zurich

In this workshop, participants will learn how to reach a wider audience with your topics and texts and how to prepare and convey your content in an understandable and attractive way in the digital age. They will work on a popular science blog post, learn about graphic tools to support the text in a multimedia and interactive way, learn about the pitfalls and strengths of social media and how to create and manage your own web presence for yourself and your research. Another focus is on visibility: How do I build and manage a community? How can I communicate the importance of my research for politics, economy and society – and actually reach them?

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RESPONSE Mentoring Workshop – Getting Your Message Across: How to Make Yourself and Your Research Visible  

In this workshop, participants will learn how to reach a wider audience with your topics and texts and how to prepare and convey your content in an understandable and attractive way in the digital age. They will work on a popular science blog post, learn about graphic tools to support the text in a multimedia and interactive way, learn about the pitfalls and strengths of social media and how to create and manage your own web presence for yourself and your research. Another focus is on visibility: How do I build and manage a community? How can I communicate the importance of my research for politics, economy and society – and actually reach them?

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RESPONSE Lunch-Event on “OpenAIRE and Open Access – Increase the Uptake and Impact of RESPONSE Research Results”

The invited lecturer André Hoffmann is a specialist in the Data Services and Open Access office at the Main Library of the University of Zurich. He will provide insight to publishing infrastructures and requirements related to research manuscripts and data. You will get insight how to deal with your EU open data and open access obligations (H2020, RESPONSE). Moreover, you will dip into resources for increasing the visibility of your research and related outputs (e.g. ORCID, OpenAIRE, etc.). This event will be held online from 12 am to 2 pm.

Slides are available here.

Summer School Registration OPEN: Responsible Research and Innovation in Food, Plant and Energy system Science

13–17 September, 2021 – Wislikofen, Switzerland

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Food and energy are the great challenges for modern societies, both producing enough for the growing world population as well as producing and distributing them environmentally friendly, fair and equitable. Their footprint on land, biodiversity, ecosystems, water, soil and their impact on climate is enormous.

In this summer school, we will implement the Responsible Research and Innovation framework to exemplary case studies addressing sustainable food systems, sustainable transition pathways in the energy sector; and sustainable land use decisions. Participants in teams work on case studies, they define the problem in the societal context, develop prototypes following value-based and human centered design approaches to the problem or develop a social practice theory and change hypothesis for setting their prototypes into practise.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the summer school, participants will:
• Understand the responsible research and innovation (RRI) framework and its application in research.
• Design their own responsible research and innovation process including public engagement and participation formats.
• Know how to carry out ethical inquiry and a value-based design processes.
• Be able to apply design thinking.
• Can implement formats of social and transformative learning in their research processes.

Open places: Research with biological material from abroad – International regulations and due diligence in research

The course will be held online. Registration (closes soon): https://ethz.ch/services/en/service/courses-continuing-education.html—> Choose Plant Sciences to view and register for all currently offered PSC courses.

5 & 6 November 2020

Do you work with biological material from abroad? Do you know, how to correctly proceed with access and benefit sharing, material transferagreements and other procedures?

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