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

Background and Misc. Resources

Project Examples

Digital Storytelling and Art Examples/Resources

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(pdf). 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

Resources and Examples

Superfund Related Training and Professional Development Resources