Access to Understanding: Science writing competition 2015
Europe PubMedCentral (funded by the FWF) invites for a very prestigious competition for early career researchers interested in promoting understanding of biomedical research.
The Access to Understanding science-writing competition is for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers who have an interest in promoting understanding of biomedical research.
Join a generation of biomedical researchers who recognise the importance of opening up the results of research, so that they are truly accessible to everyone.
A scientific journal article may be the established way to describe your science to other researchers, but is this the best way to explain scientific findings to an interested public?
Widespread availability of research articles doesn’t always mean that they are easily understood. For many who would like to look at the very latest research findings, the style and jargon of research articles puts that information out of reach. One step in bridging the gap between providing access and enabling understanding would be to provide a plain English summary with every research article published. This is the inspiration for Access to Understanding.