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Professional science communications resources

ASTC
The Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the needs of all technical communicators. On the website you can find information on technical communication in general and some resources that technical communicators can use.

BBSRC
The Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council is Britain's lead funding agency for academic research and training in the non-medical life sciences. Here you can find some information on how to communicate science to the public.

Biomedical society [ - 100 Kb]
How to (or not to) communicate science – Steve Rose (2002)

European Association of Science Editors
To help scientists and translators meet the requirements of well-known journals, the European Association of Science Editors has published an updated, 2012 edition of the "EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English". The Guidelines are freely available as PDFs in 20 languages.

ICA
The International Communication Association (ICA) is an association for scholars interested in the study of all aspects of human communication and in the teaching of communication. ICA also organises conferences and other activities for researchers.

IEEE PCS
The primary mission of the IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS) is to help engineers and technical communicators develop skills in written and oral presentation. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

ISTC
The mission of the Institute of Scientific & Technical Communicators (ISTC) is to set and improve standards for communication of scientific and technical information.

JCOM
JCOM is an on-line journal on scientific communication. Since the world of communications and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid, crucial and uncertain transition, JCOM is trying to become an interdisciplinary melting-pot capable of providing some theoretical guidelines for science communication. What does "science communication" actually mean today?

NERC
The Natural Environment Research Council promotes and supports research and other activities in terrestrial, marine and freshwater biology and Earth, atmospheric, hydrological, oceanographic and polar sciences and Earth observation. Here are their staff guidelines on 'Communicating your ideas'.

NSERC
This site, Communicating Science to the Public : A Handbook for Researchers, is a site of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

PCST
The International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) is a network of individuals from around the world who are active in producing and studying PCST.

Research Council
The guide is intended primarily for those relatively new to communicating science or who are making the first steps to move from a monologue approach to a dialogue style. Thus some more experienced communicators may find that sections in this guide cover ground they already know. It is intended that the “Guidelines” and “Organiser’s Checklist” in each chapter, will provide a useful aide memoire for all practising communicators seeking to increase opportunities for dialogue and exchanges of ideas and views.

scro (science communication + research office)
scro is an agency for science communication in the German-language countries dealing with
- the public understanding of science
- marketing, advertising, public relations
- research and analyses

SIRC
Guidelines on science and health communication. Prepared by the Social Issues Research Centre in partnership with the Royal Society and the Royal Institution of Great Britain

STC
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an individual membership organisation dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication.

STEMPRA
Is an informal group that brings together people working in communication in scientific societies, research institutes and other non- commercial organisations in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

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