How do you propel science forward in between discoveries? Or when the lab is closed? How about when researchers are remote?
You become your own research publishing platform.
This accomplishes three things:
- It makes your people, programs and projects more visible
It brings teams together to collaborate
It attracts talent and grant funding
Harvard is a great example. Ten years ago, they built websites department by department. Departments used different software, agencies, processes, and budgets to achieve their goals. The result was thousands of disconnected websites with different branding, missing research, and dollars wasted.
Harvard wanted a more efficient, unified approach. Unsatisfied with the options available, they created an open publishing platform that allowed every researcher, department, and team to tell their unique stories. Anyone at Harvard, from graduate student to tenured faculty to labs to departments to special projects, can create a website with a click of a button. On it, they publish important research, publications, stories, and collaborations. Researchers take pride in sharing their work publicly while feeling in control of their content.