Research Matters

is creating stories & podcasts based on published research in India.

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 About five years ago, at Gubbi Labs, a division was carved out, called Research Media Services, with the aim of bridging the gap between research institutes and the general public, from whose money science is funded. The larger goal is to raise the bar of scientific literacy across the country. For a start, we have been working with research institutions, facilitating dissemination of their published research by translating it into simple news stories. Earlier the team set up the Science Media Center at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) that ran for about four years. 

Moving on, we now cover important and 'newsworthy' research from most leading institutions in India. In this backdrop, we launched Research Matters on 4 November 2017. Besides news stories from published research, we also bring out summaries of ongoing research projects as ‘lab stories’ and profiles of luminaries who have won awards for their significant achievements. We have established a process of vetting our stories mostly by the concerned researcher and then by the institution, if applicable, to ensure that the stories are factually correct.

Beyond news stories, we also produce podcasts called 'Research Bytes', SciQs and we have been experimenting with Sci-toons. Since last year we have begun disseminating in regional languages. We now bring out our stories in AssameseHindiKannadaMarathi, and Tamil. At present, we are perhaps the only science communication portal that is disseminating in 5 Indian languages! 

Going forward, we plan to diversify in our offerings beyond news stories. We have already started Friday Features with a few stories on science-fiction under a series called Fiction Friday. We further plan to enrich this with a series on 'New and Views', Series on Topical Subjects and 'Joy of Doing Science'. And of course, expect our podcast to roll out in at least 2 more languages! 

In our mission to raise the bar of scientific literacy across the country, we solicit your support in any way! 
 About five years ago, at Gubbi Labs, a division was carved out, called Research Media Services, with the aim of bridging the gap between research institutes and the general public, from whose money science is funded. The larger goal is to raise the bar of scientific literacy across the country. For a start, we have been working with research institutions, facilitating dissemination of their published research by translating it into simple news stories. Earlier the team set up the Science Media Center at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) that ran for about four years. 

Moving on, we now cover important and 'newsworthy' research from most leading institutions in India. In this backdrop, we launched Research Matters on 4 November 2017. Besides news stories from published research, we also bring out summaries of ongoing research projects as ‘lab stories’ and profiles of luminaries who have won awards for their significant achievements. We have established a process of vetting our stories mostly by the concerned researcher and then by the institution, if applicable, to ensure that the stories are factually correct.

Beyond news stories, we also produce podcasts called 'Research Bytes', SciQs and we have been experimenting with Sci-toons. Since last year we have begun disseminating in regional languages. We now bring out our stories in AssameseHindiKannadaMarathi, and Tamil. At present, we are perhaps the only science communication portal that is disseminating in 5 Indian languages! 

Going forward, we plan to diversify in our offerings beyond news stories. We have already started Friday Features with a few stories on science-fiction under a series called Fiction Friday. We further plan to enrich this with a series on 'New and Views', Series on Topical Subjects and 'Joy of Doing Science'. And of course, expect our podcast to roll out in at least 2 more languages! 

In our mission to raise the bar of scientific literacy across the country, we solicit your support in any way! 

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