Using web pages
Having watched the videoclips on the previous pages, reflect on what you think are the main benefits of using a webpage for promoting your research. The following list outlines some of the major benefits of creating a webpage:
- Publicising the work of a particular research group or centre
- Raising awareness of your research beyond your own group or institution
- Increasing citations to your work by raising your profile and receiving 'hits' from search engines, such as Google
- Improving collaboration opportunities
- Can also be used within a collaborative group as a method of communication, for example, part of the webpage can be made private, just for the group to communicate and share progress or results. This can be particularly useful where members of the group are split geographically
- Creation of a website may be a condition of you receiving funding for your research project
- Can be an opportunity to list all your, or your group's, publications, especially those that have already been highly cited and to draw viewers' attention to this
- Opportunity to announce new funding gained or gain collaborators for a particular project
Which of the above could be important in your field of research?
PILOT - Communication by Marion Kelt, GCU, Imperial College, London and East Midlands Research Group is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.