Web and Emerging Technology Resources for Scientists and Partners

NIEHS-funded Centers leverage social media platforms to promote research and activities, expand networks and partnerships, improve relationships with stakeholders, and foster community engagement.

Our Center has a focus on building capacity for effective on-line multi-directional communication.

We present on communication strategies at conferences with stakeholders, oversea a Science Communicators network at OSU, and train grad students.

Below is an extensive list of resources. Feel free to contact us if you have worthwhile resources to add or questions.

Resources Updated 9.30.14
Contact or reference @SRP_OregonState  or @naomichirps

Why Social Media?

Social media includes web-based and mobile technologies used to turn communication into interactive dialogue. (Wikipedia)

A Scientist's Guide To Social Media (AAAS. Feb. 28, 2014)

Paper: An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists

Social Media Planning

Background and Misc. Resources

Project Examples

Video Examples

Digital Storytelling and Art Examples/Resources

Mobile Tech and App Examples/Articles

  • GreenRN: mobile ap provides tips for nurses three times a week to educate and inspire nurse professionals and students about environmental health factors and ways to positively affect their patients and themselves.
  • Locavore site and app to find and share local, in-season food.
  • Healthy Child Healthy World: mobile apps (pocket guides), social networking
  • Text2Quit: mobile, texting
  • AirNow Mobile App from the EPA
  • State of the Air App from the American Lung Assoc.
  • CitiSense from UCSD scientists
  • What's on my food? from Pesticide Action Network
  • Daily dose of toxics to be tracked - Nature article on how exposome studies tie environmental exposure to biological triggers of disease

Assessment and Evaluation

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Evaluation Metrics Manual. NIH Publication No. 12-7825. [Metrics are included for web and social media]


  • Google Analytics - Useful for web site and blogs and evolving and growing for social media stats


Tweeting at Conferences

Twitter Metrics and Impact

Training Opportunities and Resources



Superfund Related Training and Professional Development Resources

Citizen Science

Data Visualization

Mapping Examples/Resources

Science & Health Communication


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