Research can only reach its full potential if it is found, understood and applied – by those within the field, by researchers in other disciplines, by practitioners outside academia, even by the “curious public”. Taking a little time to increase the visibility of work is rising up the priority list for many researchers.
At Kudos, we’ve spent the last two years helping researchers explain and share their work to broaden its audience. A recent study has shown that usage of our tools is correlated to 23% higher usage of the publications being explained and shared.
Now, we’re putting our money where our mouth is and launching the “mobilization pledge” for researchers who share our belief that research deserves a broader audience. We’ll donate one penny to Open Knowledge International for everyone who signs up to the pledge by tweeting their commitment (#mobilizeresearch) or by disseminating their work via Kudos.
The campaign will run from now until the end of the year – but don’t wait! The sooner you join the campaign, the sooner you can help the word spread far and wide and ensure that we will be digging deep at the end of the year!
Sign up to “mobilize research” now – by doing one or both of the following:
- Disseminate your work via Kudos. We will count all shares from now to December towards the pledge. This way, you get to give the visibility of your work a boost in the process.
- Post a tweet with the hashtag #mobilizeresearch. Yes, if you do both, we will count it twice – and you will be helping to spread the word even more effectively.
Terms and conditions: Kudos will donate £0.01 to the Open Knowledge Foundation for (a) new shares through its site and (b) original tweets containing the #mobilizeresearch hashtag, completed before 31 December 2016, with the total donation capped at £500 (50,000 shares / tweets – a goal we would be delighted to reach!)