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Creating Successful Research Posters

For researchers in the natural sciences who would like to learn how to create and present an effective research poster

5 experts in science communication and research poster design and presentation

4.5 hours of learning

10–35-minute lessons

1-module course with certificate

About this course

In today’s fast-paced world of research, effective communication is key. An engaging research poster is a great way to visually share your findings concisely and broaden your professional network with other researchers. Learn how to craft great engaging research posters and prepare a handout and conversation that will captivate your audience. Whether you’re a student presenting your first poster at a conference or an early career researcher seeking feedback and collaborations, this course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence and improve your chances of success.

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What you’ll learn

  • Set communication goals for your poster presentations
  • Identify your audience and select your key message and supporting material
  • Select the visual elements and supporting text for your poster
  • Design a poster that will communicate your key message effectively
  • Use your poster to spark great conversations about your research.

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Creating Successful Research Posters

11 Lessons 4h 30m

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Select the dropdown to explore an overview of the course content

  • Welcome to the course
  • About this course
  • What makes a great poster?
  • Identify your goal and audience
  • Select your key message and supporting material
  • Structure your poster, conversation and handout
  • Prepare the text for your poster
  • Decide on the layout of your poster
  • Design and format your poster
  • Prepare your conversation and handout
  • Course summary

Developed with experts in poster design and presentation

The course was developed and refined by an international panel of academics, science artists and poster design and presentation experts.

Meet the expert panel that have helped shape and refine the content of the course:

Jean-luc Doumont

Founding Partner, Principiæ

Beata Mierzwa

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California San Diego and science artist, Beata Science Art

Nuria Melisa Morales García

Founder and graphic designer, Science Graphic Design

Advice from experienced science communicators

The course contains additional insights from other research posters and science communication experts

Michael Dahlstrom

LAS Dean's Professor and Director, Greenlee School of Journalism, Iowa State University

Amina Yonis

Founder & CEO, The Page Doctor


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