The early-career period is one of the most stressful stages for a researcher. To help navigate these crucial years, the Global Plant Council established the ECRi, including resources to help develop ECRs communication and dissemination skills.

Communicating science to the broad public is gaining more and more importance in the everyday life of researchers. In the age of fake-news and misinformation, making science accessible to everyone is becoming a shared responsibility not just of scientific organizations, but also of individual researchers and specialised science communicators.

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ECRi resources on dissemination

Alongside the oral presentations, or talks, a key way to communicate the latest research and results is through ‘poster sessions’. Learn more here.

At Global Plant Council we want to help researchers with their writing skills. Check our ECRi communication and dissemination activity. Learn more here.

Predatory journals are scam publishers that charge authors fees upfront, but do not provide the service they promise. Learn more here.

More resources on dissemination


The Global Plant Council hosts workshop devoted to improve the communication skills of ECRs.

The first workshop, held in June 2019, revolve on how to promote “your” science to the media and general public. This training was part of the Arabidopsis Conference in Wuhan, China (ICAR19)

Next workshop was scheduled will be held the 30th June 2020 in Torino (Italy) as part of the Plant Biology Europe 2020 conference. However, due to Coronavirus outbreak,  this conference and the workshop have been postponed to 2021. 

We have set up a mailing list where ECRs can sign-in here. Please contact Isabel Mendoza (, Communications Officer with suggestions. Any offers of help in rolling out this network will be greatly appreciated.