JOIN SCTN

SCTN is a professional network by-and-for science communication trainers.
Joining SCTN is free. 

1. Register for SCTN Email List

Stay in the loop on announcements about upcoming events and new resources from SCTN.

 

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2. JOIN SCTN on slack

Most of our day-to-day interaction happens via our SCTN Slack Channel. Join conversations about jobs & opportunities; training resources; and make or respond to a request for rapid coordination.  After you complete step 1, you’ll receive an email with a link to join our channel.

3. Attend a meeting or event

SCTN convenes an annual gathering each year as well as periodic journal clubs, webinars, and skills swaps. Find out more about events via the email list, slack channel, and the SCTN website. 

SAVE THE DATE: January 26-27 , 2023

Who We Are

 

Mapping the network Member Survey Results, August 2021

 

Mapping the Network Survey


The SciComm Trainers Network cultivate a community of individuals and organizations who are committed to advancing science communication training, to build scientists’ capacity to engage diverse audiences and strengthen relationships across society.

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WhY Should You Join SCTN?

SCTN network members self-identify as science communication trainers. If you’re not sure whether or not this network is for you, here are some questions to consider: 

  • Do you train others to do science communication?
  • Are you interested in becoming a Science Communication Trainer? 
  • Are you curious about the field of science communication training, and hoping to learn more about the field?
  • Are you an early, mid, or senior career science communication trainer, interested in building community with science communication trainers, for professional networking and skill-sharing? 
  • Are you a mid-career science communication trainer, wondering about resources for advancement and next steps?
  • Are you a senior career communication trainer, looking to magnify your impact and legacy?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we encourage you to join SCTN by signing up for our email list, slack channel, and attending SCTN events. Also consider getting more involved by joining a working group or committee. Read on for more details about how to sign up and about upcoming opportunities with SCTN. 

Opportunities

SCTN members create and advance network activities by joining teams, committees, and the board. Read this section for more about how this works and how to get involved. 

join the board

The SCTN Board currently consists of 6 people representing science communication trainers and researchers from the government, non-profit organizations, consultants, and higher education. Typically board members participate in a committee or working group or are in some way active in the network before joining the board. Board members typically serve for two years, from January to December. The application for joining the board opens annually in October, and members of the current board select the members for the next term. 

If you are interested in serving on the board and not sure if you qualify, or have other questions, contact us. 

SCTN Board Application

Subscribe to sci comm bites

 

SciCommBites is a research summary blog site, created and maintained by SCTN members, dedicated to digesting and translating the latest science on science communication. SciCommBites articles are generally ~750 words and written for a non-expert audience. 

 

Read the Latest Articles

Attend virtual convenings and events

SCTN events include two virtual skills-sharing convenings per year, and periodic journal clubs and workshops. The best ways to keep up with the events schedule are to join us on slack and to sign up for the email list. Event notices are also posted to Twitter (@scicommtrainers).