We think scientific research is too important to be wasting away in a drawer. We are excited to turn your work into engaging materials that create impact!
Liesbeth & Stephan, The Online Scientist
No more boring science communication!
We craft creative science communication solutions
The Online Scientist is on a mission to eradicate the world of boring science communication. If science is to make the world a better place, we can’t have any more identical blue-colored websites with endless text! We don’t compromise on quality and always push the limits of our creativity. That is why we craft creative websites, infographics, animations and texts that are both engaging and informative. Why settle for anything less than unique and inspiring?
We make your research easy to understand and accessible to everyone
Our aim is to make science accessible to anyone. You might think that a boring, dime a dozen website is good enough, but why not put a smile on people’s faces while learning about your work? We will push you out of your comfort zone in trying to make your research memorable, but it will be worth it!
With an honest and
We are honest, transparent and open to feedback, and we expect the same from our clients.
We don’t just execute your orders, but we work as your sparring partner at every stage of the project. By working closely together with you, we can combine all of our expertise to create beautiful products that pack a punch.
The scientific background of Liesbeth and Stephan, and the good cooperation and interaction with them, has led to a beautiful outcome of this extensive and complex project; the Seven Countries Study.
I have worked closely with Liesbeth and Stephan. They listened very carefully to our wishes, translated them into designs and texts that were understandable and visibly highly attractive. Their greatest asset is their ability to communicate clearly and constantly address the various professional voices involved by translating between the different audiences.
I make science sexy and want to help researchers create more impact with their work. That’s why I taught myself design and web development during my research and PhD in nutrition science at Harvard School of Public Health and VU University.
Since founding The Online Scientist in 2012, I’ve created over 150 websites and dozens of infographics, animated video and e-learning courses for researchers all over the world. My goal is to make their research output more user-friendly and intuitive with interactive designs that puts a smile on your face.
Stephan van Duin
I started in science communication right after graduating as a biologist, and I now commit myself to improving the discipline of science communication or ‘scicomm’ even further. Not only by working for scientists and giving workshops, but also as co-chairman of the Dutch science communication association SciCom NL. One of my goals is to connect the practice of scicomm to the academic research.
My vision is that both science and society can benefit from clear science communication when it’s done the right way.
As a master’s student of biomedical sciences at Radboud University, I have gained a lot of knowledge about human health and disease and am especially fascinated by how diseases develop at a molecular level. Besides my studies, I have had the opportunity to participate in several university projects as a graphic designer. I am looking forward to utilize my creativity and develop my science communication skills over the next few months as an intern at The Online Scientist.
The Online Scientist & IMPACT of Science
At The Online Scientist we’re always thinking about ways to improve science communication. That’s why we attend and speak at science communication conferences, and actively engage in (global) discussions about the impact of science.
Sponsoring of impact projects and organisations
Walk the walk, talk the talk
Besides helping other scientists with their science communication, we also disseminate our own areas of expertise to a large audience. We wrote a few (bestselling) popular science books and articles about our own scientific expertise and appear regularly in Dutch national media.
You can also contact us when you want to have us on your show, or when you need an engaging speaker/workshop for your conference.
Thanks to The Online Scientist we transformed the output of a comprehensive research project into a short and convincing story that can easily be told by others. Together we decided on the audience, main messages and the products needed to make an impact. I really enjoyed the interactions and all the creative ideas to better convey my message. I will definitely use the learnings for future projects.
Dr. Famke Mölenberg, Erasmus MC