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Second DARTER Online Training School – “Communicating Research to Stakeholders”

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“You do not really understand something

unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”

(Albert Einstein)


As researchers, we are all confronted, sooner or later, with the need of communicating our research, would that be to explain your PhD to your grandmother, to convince funding bodies to finance your project, to communicate scientific and clinical advances to patients and patients’ associations, to disseminate science to a lay public, to give a press report of your recent paper or to advice policy makers on evidence-based decisions.

This training school will discuss these needs, highlight basic concepts in Science Communication and train you on different ways of communicating your RNA Therapy-related Science, depending on your personal attitudes and on the people you communicate to.


General Objectives

This Training School aims to provide researchers with the fundamental concepts they need to communicate their research.

In particular, trainees will realize the reasons why it is valuable to communicate one’s research. They will explore with experts in communication the different ways they can use to communicate their research.  Examples of communication strategies will be presented. Trainees will be confronted with the different stakeholders to whom they might need to communicate their research.


Main Learning Outcomes

At the end of the week-long online training school, participants will be able to:

  • Understand differences when communicating in different contexts and to different stakeholders;
  • Use different means and strategies to effectively communicate their research;
  • Draft a communication plan.


Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning methods are primarily based on applied lectures, testimonials and real case studies from communicators, researchers, patients’ representatives, policy makers, international business and project managers. They combine lectures, testimonials, discussions, group work, hands-on activities and games. Participants will be evaluated with group exercises, and an individual final test. Attendance is mandatory at least 75% of the school.



Michela A. Denti (University of Trento, Italy),

Elisa Giorgio (University of Pavia, Italy),

Milena Bigatto (HIT Hub Innovation Trentino, Trento, Italy).


Register here

Registration closes on 27th March.

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