Working Group Description
The ability to communicate the value of science is key to increasing impact of a funder’s investment in biomedical research. This new working group will not only help HRA members and their researchers communicate scientific impact to boards, patients, donors, and all other stakeholders, but will also strive to develop ways to increase the public’s respect for science. Increasing HRA members’ staff and grantees’ ability to effectively communicate the impact of science is another valuable strategy to accelerate the pace of discovery and foster innovation.
Activities for the future:
▪ Host sessions related to communicating science via ad hoc webinars, member meetings, or other topic-based meetings.
▪ Create resources and opportunities to assist HRA members in increasing their effectiveness, including hosting communication workshops to help HRA members’ staff communicate the impact of the science they fund, and help their funded researchers communicate science effectively to a variety of audiences.