Essential Science Skills

for those who create, manage & invest in Science

GEMS: Communicating Science

There is no point doing science unless the outcome is going to be used – and the only way that can happen is if you communicate your science and its results to those who need the information. The ability to translate your science into words that people can easily read and understand is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating research to others, including other scientists who may build on your work.

Sativus offers a variety of workshops, bootcamps and online resources to give people the skills to effectively communicate science to others.

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Sativus Workshops are tailored sessions for large groups of people (> 7) to provide a high-level overview of key aspects of the Sativus Gems professional development program. They can be held over multiple, consecutive days and include interactive components to enhance the learning experience.

The only way you can truly advocate for your science is to effectively communicate it to those who need to hear about it. This is the difference between successful, impactful science and information that is lost and never used. Verbally communicating your ideas, research, or outcomes is different to how you would write those same things, and visualisations of concepts and data can significantly enhance the impact of your science. This Workshop will provide you with skills in the verbal presentation of your science, and development of visualisations to support communications and amplification of science impact.​ Read more

There is no point doing science unless you communicate your science and its results to those who need the information. The ability to translate your science into words that people can easily read and understand is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating research to others, including other scientists who may build on your work. This Workshop will help you enhance the way you write about your science, so that you can communicate it in a way that is impactful and effective. Read more

If people can’t find, understand or use the results of your science, then the impact of your science is significantly decreased. ‘Extension’ is the process of providing information in a way that enables people to use science outcomes to change practise. This leads to ‘adoption’ which is when practise change has actually occurred – the ultimate measure of science impact. Sometimes, extension and adoption take the form of commercialisation. Not all projects will have immediately adoptable outcomes and outputs, but it is important to build the pathways early to improve opportunities and enhance the impact of science. Read more

As a scientist, you are often required to write reports that accurately describe the work you have completed. The ability to effectively write your science reports in a way that people can easily understand, and follow, is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating your research to others. This Workshop will help you enhance the way you write scientific reports to increase the accessibility and impact of your science. Read more

The only way you can truly advocate for your science is to effectively communicate it to those who need to hear about it. This is the difference between successful, impactful science and information that is lost and never used. Verbally communicating your ideas, research, or outcomes is different to how you would write those same things, and visualisations of concepts and data can significantly enhance the impact of your science. This Workshop will provide you with skills in the verbal presentation of your science, and development of visualisations to support communications and amplification of science impact.​ Read more

If you want a long, successful career as a scientist, you need to know how to prepare an effective grant application or proposal – knowing how to articulate and align your ideas with the priorities of those providing funding is a critical skill. Grants may be needed for external or internal funding from the government, not-for-profit and private sectors. While they may vary in length and scope, the basic principles are the same, and receiving grant funding is essential if you want a career as a research scientist. Read more

As a scientist, you are often required to write reports that accurately describe the work you have completed. The ability to effectively write your science reports in a way that people can easily understand, and follow, is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating your research to others. This Workshop will help you enhance the way you write scientific reports to increase the accessibility and impact of your science. Read more

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Essential Skills for Scientists (ESS) is a series of self-directed online courses designed to help improve the skillset and capability of scientists, researchers and their managers who work, or plan to work, within the research, development, extension, and adoption (RDE&A) sectors. 

Essential Skills for Scientists

Essential Skills for Scientists (ESS) is the flagship course for GEMS by Sativus and is for scientists, researchers and managers.

Science Communication

Sativus has created this course as a supplement to your training as a scientist. This ESS short course in science communication will provide you with the knowledge and skills that are essential to being a successful scientist.

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A Sativus Bootcamp is designed to be an intensive, targeted and tailored learning experience to improve, shape or refine skills that are critical for achieving a goal.

 

A scientific presentation is a great way to get exposure, because while you are speaking, you and your science are the centre of attention. Most people will only remember about 10% of a presentation, and a boring presentation or slides filled with distractions will mean they remember even less. Therefore, putting the right information in your presentation, in the right order, is a critical element to delivering an impactful presentation that leaves the audience engaged with you and your science.​ Read more

As a scientist, you are often required to write reports that accurately describe the work you have completed. The ability to effectively write your science reports in a way that people can easily understand, and follow, is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating your research to others. This Bootcamp will help you enhance the way you write scientific reports to increase the accessibility and impact of your science. Read more

Project management skills can mean the difference between success and failure. Poor project management compromises the quality of a project’s conduct, its outcomes and outputs, and reflects poorly on the scientist. Project management skills will help scientists improve their ability to meet milestones, avoid risks and issues and improve access to opportunities, including additional funding. Read more

Most scientists at one stage or another are involved in the preparation and submission of an article or paper to a scientific journal. Publishing in a journal is usually a great way for your science to be impactful, accessible and contribute to your field. This Bootcamp will help you enhance the way you write scientific journal articles, so that you can increase the audience and impact of your science. Read more

If you want a long, successful career as a scientist, you need to know how to prepare an effective grant application or proposal – knowing how to articulate and align your ideas with the priorities of those providing funding is a critical skill. Grants may be needed for external or internal funding from the government, not-for-profit and private sectors. While they may vary in length and scope, the basic principles are the same, and receiving grant funding is essential if you want a career as a research scientist. Read more

As a scientist, you are often required to summarise your research and findings in less than 400 words, and usually in the form of a scientific abstract. This may be the only information people read, so don’t underestimate its importance! The ability to translate your science into words that people can easily read and understand is an important skill that is imperative to successfully communicating your research to others. This Bootcamp will help you enhance the way you write and summarise your science, to produce concise and impactful communications. Read more

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