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Speaking up about animal research


Leading science communicators shared their tips and experiences about speaking to the public about their science and the use of animals. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from EARA’s YouTube channel in 2022.


Portuguese neuroscientist, Ana João Rodrigues (pictured), of the University of Minho, Portugal, spoke openly about the importance of openness, as did podcast host Francesca Lanzarini, of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt, Germany – both EARA members.


Other highlights included:


Lina Ntokou, founder of the project ‘Greek Women in STEM,’ shared her inspirations for setting up a platform to highlight the successes of women Greek scientists.

Sam Shingles, communities officer at UK-based Sense about Science, told us a bout promoting sound science and encouraging the public to ask for evidence about scientific stories.


While on EARA’s Be Open About Animal Research Day (#BOARD22) in June, Jon Meredith, of Understanding Animal Research, UK, spoke about the organisation’s outreach work in schools; and Roxanne P. Gapasin, Melissa Marie Rondina and Rohani Navarro from the Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science (PALAS) explained how they talk about animal research to their audiences.


All previous episodes of #LetsTalkSciComm are available to watch on our YouTube channel, just subscribe to be among the first to hear about our new editions in 2023.


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