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Global scientific output is doubling every nine years, so it is more important than ever to ensure your research publications are easily discoverable.

Traditional methods for promoting your research, although not the focus of this site, continue to be of primary importance. These include:

  • Presenting your research at conferences
  • Publishing it in a high quality printed journal or book
  • Keeping your Researcher Profile up to date (via the UCD RMS Profiles system)
  • Communicating your research to diverse audiences, including the media and public. Initiatives such as Media Training for researchers, which is run by UCD University Relations, and Straight Talking Science support researchers in honing the skills required for effective communication.

In addition, there are a multitude of online strategies that can be employed to supplement the traditional methods and help your research outputs to stand out from the crowd, for example:

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As with any new approaches there are also things to avoid: