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A social media strategy for researchers
02 September 2011
By John Igoe
We are conducting research and supporting researchers in an increasingly digital age as more and more of our research dialogues are mediated and augmented through social media. While social media offers several opportunities to researchers for networking, community-building and collaboration, it poses challenges and risks too: such as choosing tools that fit the purpose, managing social capital (whom do you connect to?), managing intellectual capital (what do you communicate about?), issues related to intellectual property rights, ethical issues with respect to the research data, and duty of care towards the research community, and maintaining digital professionalism.
If you would like to know about the opportunities and the challenges of using digital technologies for research dialogues, then please consider attending the workshop: Workshop (code B6) on 5th September: Go digital: an introduction to digital technologies for research dialogues.