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Increase the impact of your research with professional websites, e-learning and presentations!

The Online Scientist is the one-stop-shop for science communication.

We help you to disseminate the results of your research to the general public or your peers, without losing nuance or validity. Teach your students, convince the funders, inform the public!

We build websites, e-learning courses and presentations for scientists.

Get in touch for your project!

“Their scientific background made it a very pleasant collaboration; they not only instantly understood our needs, but also brainstormed with us to find a solution for every problem we faced.”

WE DEVELOP ONLINE TOOLS FOR SCIENTISTS IN EVERY DISCIPLINE

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Do you want your (poster) presentation to get noticed? We help you stand out and get attention for your scientific work.

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We turn your classroom lecture into a more effective and engaging interactive e-learning course – that also saves time and money.

PROFESSOR

Whether you need a website for your own research, your lab or an entire Horizon2020 consortium, we make it happen—no technical knowledge required!

Examples of how we helped scientists with their science communication:

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It starts with a scientist’s question or wish

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

How do I inform the public about nutrition and cancer, without coming across as boring or lose nuance?

Professor with an important message

ONLINE ACADEMIC TEACHING

I’m too busy to give all these theoretical classroom lectures. Is there a way to make this course more effective while saving me time?

Professor with a busy schedule

SCIENCE PRESENTATION

I must give an important lecture. How do I make my presentation stand out, so that I will be the talk of the day among my peers?

Professor wishing to leave an impression

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Discuss your project with The Online Scientist

A COMPANY BY SCIENTISTS, FOR SCIENTISTS

When you come to us with your question we help you with the most time- and cost-effective solution for your project, while making sure that the science stays accurate.
We know how important it is to do science communication right. Actually, it is important enough for us to dedicate our careers to it! We are now working full-time with academics who want to create an impact with a certain audience, but who may lack the skills, time or (technical) knowledge to do so themselves.
Founders Stephan van Duin & Liesbeth Smit of The Online Scientist

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A result to be proud of

These professors hired us to make an impact with their research.

They got thousands of hits on their website, freed up time in their schedule and gave the ‘talk of the town’.

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Science communication on cancer

Professor Ellen Kampman wanted to develop a website containing reliable, evidence-based information on nutrition and cancer. It had to be an attractive website for everyone, and one that could compete with commercial sites while presenting scientific knowledge correctly.

This resulted in the Voeding & Kanker website: a platform for questions from the general public about this difficult subject. The website provides the most recent scientific insights without being boring or patronizing. It serves thousands of visitors a day, and is recommended by health professionals as a good source of information.

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The Online Scientist - Voeding en Kanker Website

E-learning in science education

Professor Kees de Graaf was giving the same, theoretical lectures about sensory research every year. He didn’t see the added value of giving them anymore, and the students were not very enthusiastic in their feedback either.

The solution we had for him was an e-learning course. We transformed the content of the lecture into interactive assignments and questions that the students could study and complete in their own time. This resulted in an emptier schedule for the professor, while the students showed an improved understanding of the difficult matter.

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Frans Kok’s science presentation

For every highly regarded scientist there comes a time to say goodbye – mostly semiofficial – when the superannuation starts. With his experience in giving lectures he thought he knew how his farewell address should look. He was very conscious about the potential impact of such a lecture, so naturally he wanted to maximize the result.

We helped Frans with the design of this slides, by providing him with a formatted design, and also assisting him in which information to put on the slides. This resulted in a clear presentation that was a hot topic during the party afterwards.

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HOW THEY LIKED THE RESULTS:

We feel that The Online Scientist was a tremendous help in the making of this attractive website.
Stephan provided direction in answering the questions; what is the level of the reader, how do you structure your message and what are the traits of a readable article? Liesbeth made sure the design, content and navigation of the website was complementary to the content.

Prof. Ellen Kampman and Merel van Veen, Wageningen University

Thanks to The Online Scientist we have been able to create a beautiful e-module in short time, and one that our students love as well. The contact with Liesbeth and Stephan was smooth and pleasant.
They were able to think along with our wishes, and the transformation of learning goals to an interactive module. I can definitely recommend this cooperation to others!

Dr. Sanne Boesveldt, Assistant Professor Sensory Science,Wageningen University

I wanted the farewell address celebrating the end of my term as a professor Nutrition and Health to be groomed to perfection. I thought I had enough experience in giving lectures, speeches and media appearances to be prepared for this. I asked the Online Scientist to have a quick look at it. I was rather irritated when Liesbeth pointed out all the things that could be improved, because I’d been doing this myself for years. But I found out how important the layout and catchy graphics are to get the message across to a mixed audience. They did a great job, I received many compliments from the 650 attendees.

Prof. Frans Kok, Emeritus Professor Wageningen University

See more of our work in our portfolio

Here are some of the clients that hired us to improve their science communication by developing and designing websites, e-learning courses, infographics, animations and scientific presentations: