Researchers seeking to enhance the impact of their work by sharing it in creative ways with various audiences now have more options available. Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, has launched the Research Communications Initiative (RCI), a program to help researchers and institutions effectively tell the general public, administrators and others about their work. RCI builds on the society’s mission to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public’s understanding of science.
Through the program, Sigma Xi will help its RCI partners develop a strategy for sharing their research and connect them with leading communication professionals who will develop content, including feature-length articles, videos, infographics, animations, podcasts, social media campaigns, and more. The society will provide both digital and print publishing platforms so that partners may reach new audiences by the thousands and receive a data-driven evaluation of the success of their communications. RCI partners will also have the option of publishing their content within a special section of Sigma Xi’s award-winning magazine, American Scientist, as well as on the Society's other digital platforms. For more information, click here.