On-line Community Engagement Cycle Diagram


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 are resources Updated 9.30.14. Share and find more resources via Twitter.  @SRP_OregonState 

A good resource for new articles and resources is Science Communication Central. Follow hashtag #scicomm

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

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]

GeneralGoogle 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