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YAG Early Career Researcher Lunch: Catchy Ways to Communicate Your Research

When:We 12-05-2021 12:00 - 14:00

Three catchy ways for communicating your research: getting started with research profile videos, python graphs and story maps

Are you ever insecure about how to make your research accessible for a wider audience? Or do you look for attractive formats to tell the world about your awesome research project? Then the upcoming ECR lunch by the Young Academy Groningen is one for you!

During this lunch meeting you will be introduced to three experts on science communication, each showing their skills and how you can get their help. In the second part of the lunch, you can participate in an one-hour workshop to learn more about one of the methods.

What these workshop share, is that you will learn how to turn your findings in something visually attractive, as visuals are perhaps the most efficient way to get the message of your research across to a wide audience.

  • Tom Spits - CIT

On research profile videos that get stuck in your mind

  • Herbert Kruitbosch - CIT

On his love for smashingly good graphs

  • Govert Schoof and Paul Haan - Geodienst

On the addictive beauty of spatial data and Story maps

All will give a short presentation on how they help researchers in sharing their work with the general public. They will show examples and give tips on how you can make a start yourself.


After these presentations, three parallel workshops will be held, each zooming in on one of the three methods. You are free to only join for the first part of the session, but if you want to participate in this second part, then you also need to sign up for these in advance.

How to create a research profile video that stands out

With the help of some existing video profiles, the workshop will have participants first reflect on the main questions of their video:

  • Why do I need a video profile?
  • Who is the audience of my video profile ?

After that the participants will try and create a visual storyboard/storyline about their video. We end the session by addressing two more questions.

  • How can I create my video profile?
  • Where do I share my video profile?

The workshop will be led by CIT video-in-education expert Tom Spits and supported by CIT student assistants.

Python graphs, creating smashingly good graphs

This Python workhop in short: What happens to positive and negative tweets from politicians? See how you can use state of the art transformers from the Hugging Face library to do sentiment analysis in many languages during this workshop on Google Colab.

Requirements: Each participant should have a working RUG-account and run small preparations to install Google Colab.

StoryMaps, creating visually attractive stories about you research

In this workshop you will build a Storymap on your research project. See for some examples:


Registrations for the workshops should be submitted before Friday 7th of May, 12 noon. If the demand exceeds the capacity, a selection might be made to include a variety of participants and topics.

When: 12 May 12.00 - 14.00

Where: Online

Participation in this event is free but registration is required. Please register below! And feel free to bring your lunch!