FOR INSTITUTIONS

 

‘IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT WELL ENOUGH’

ALBERT EINSTEIN

 

Most universities and companies have a media department to take care of related matters. But does the department have the time, workforce and scientific experience required for public science communication for each of their researchers?

SciPod has an unrivalled team of scientific experts and writers to support and compliment your media department in communicating the work and impact of your researchers in an additional, original, modern and highly complementary context.

We enable organisations, institutes, universities, funding bodies, NGOs, and scholarly societies, to share, disseminate and promote their scientific and societal endeavours through SciPod – to a broader and more diverse audience than traditional media and publication outlets can readily provide.

The merits of working with SciPod

1.

We deliver a non-automated, end to end, personalised production and dissemination service. There are no heavy time or work expectations on you or your researchers to produce each SciPod

2.

We present each SciPod in an intimate manner so that the listener not only get to understand the science, but also gets to know the researcher

3.

We have the dedicated time and know-how to invest into communicating science for each individual research project and researcher

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Most importantly, we have an experienced and professional set of writers, editors, voice artists, designers, who know the science communication ropes and can transform science into something palatable and engaging

5.

We publish under a creative commons licence which allows the listener and end user to freely listen, share and enjoy. We have already laid a solid foundation and audience of interested listener, social media presence, and professional contacts to increase the impact of your communication efforts

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We provide you with unlimited and unrestricted use of all material produced so that you can utilise with your in-house communication efforts

Our Simple 4 step SciPod process can help you

Sample SciPod

What you get with each SciPod

Pricing

Institute package 1

$500
  • SciPod x 1, which includes:
  • Layman script writing based on 1 researcher
  • Unlimited script revisions
  • Narration by voiceover artist of your choice
  • 2 rounds of voiceover edits
  • Intro and outro music
  • Cover art
  • Hosting and dissemination
  • Mp3 file for Unlimited and unrestricted use
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Institute package 2

$1900
  • SciPod x 5, each includes:
  • Layman script writing based on 1 researcher
  • Unlimited script revisions
  • Narration by voiceover artist of your choice
  • 2 rounds of voiceover edits
  • Intro and outro music
  • Cover art
  • Hosting and dissemination
  • Mp3 file for Unlimited and unrestricted use
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Institute package 3

$4750
  • SciPod x 10, each includes:
  • Layman script writing based on 1 researcher
  • Unlimited script revisions
  • Narration by voiceover artist of your choice
  • 2 rounds of voiceover edits
  • Intro and outro music
  • Cover art
  • Hosting and dissemination
  • Mp3 file for Unlimited and unrestricted use
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Frequently asked questions

Q: How long will this take me to produce a SciPod?

A: On average it will take under 1 hour of your time over a period of 2 weeks. We have designed the process so that we are doing 95% of the work.

Q: But will I get chance to approve this before its published?

 A: Absolutely! that is where your contribution comes in. Yes we want to take the time worry away from you, but we are very much working for you. This is your research and the drafts of the script, audio, and cover art are all sent to you to review and comment. Nothing is published without your 100% approval.

Q: Do you work with the media department or the researcher?

 A: The choice is yours. We are happy to work directly with you, or directly with the researcher whose work we are presenting. All we ask is for one main contact to keep the production process streamline.

Q: Will our institute be able to us the audio independently?

 A: Yes, you will have unlimited and unrestricted use of each SciPod. We will provide you with an Mp3 file and also create a dedicated audio library page for each SciPod so that you can directly link and share. Put this on your website, link this on your science paper or poster, shout about it on social media, the choice is yours.

Q: What subjects do you cover?

 A: We have a network of PhD level science writers who can understand and tackle any subject. No science is too complex to have a SciPod.

Q: What is your audience of listeners?

 A: With 10,000 monthly website visitors and 6,000 social media followers, we reach a broad and diverse audience of listeners with scientific interest. Because we keep all SciPods open, free to share and download, we have an additional syndicated audience of over 10,000 listeners.

Q: How much does this cost and why do I have to pay?

 A: We have listened to media and communications departments and have developed a cost effective solution to help support their communication efforts. An individual SciPod has a total cost of $500, this covers the full production, hosting, and dissemination. We have then devised a two further packages that allow multiple SciPods to be purchased at once and offer a discount. As you can understand, to employ a team of professional writers, editors, voice artists and graphic designers comes at a cost. Compare this to the value of your individual or teams time it would take to produce a SciPod, then our costs are extremely reasonable. Factor in the web hosting, disseminating, and the open access factor and you can soon see why we have a cost…. an extremely reasonable cost!

Original science communication, no experience needed, low time input, cost effective