Why make the effort to involve non-scientists
in your research?
For the following reasons:
→ The best ideas stem from shared knowledge. By sharing research insights
with specific fields or the general public, your work has more impact.
→ You contribute to innovation: technologically, socially or politically.
→ You show the taxpayer that it’s worth investing in science.
→ You increase the visibility of your field of study and yourself.
→ Being visible gives you easier access to partnerships outside of the
→ By collaborating with societal stakeholders you increase the quality
and relevance of your research and gain easier access to subsidies.
→ By explaining the essence and added value
of your research to outsiders you may
gain new insights yourself.