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EMBL Communications

Informing, inspiring, and engaging society with EMBL’s research, services and training

Author: Dan Noyes

Doing and enabling

Dan Noyes

In our communications for EMBL, we have traditionally highlighted what EMBL does: research, training, services and so on. As I have said before, what EMBL does in each of these areas is not unique in the life sciences. Efforts to describe what we do as unique will therefore rely on things that are…


New team members

Dan Noyes

Chloë dropped in to say hello today – she’s been on maternity leave since the summer. There were so many introductions to make, so many new team members to meet! It’s prompted me to put together this post to welcome the amazing new people that have joined the Strategy and…


Can EMBL be the next CERN?

Dan Noyes

I have lost count of the number of times that I have heard the question, Why is CERN so well known, while EMBL, which also supports amazing science, is not? I worked in the CERN communications team for seven years and I’ve now been at EMBL for close to two years, so I have some […]


Corporate design sprint 2 retrospective

Dan Noyes

The second corporate design sprint (CDsprint2), led by Tabea, started to look at the thorny issue of sub brands: Does EMBL need sub brands, and if so, how should they be treated? First, let me take a minute to outline what we’re doing here generally. The idea of these corporate design sprints…


Update to article formats

Dan Noyes

Here is an update to the article formats that we work to. Note that we have trimmed down some of the word lengths, along with titles and straps, which should now be a maximum of 50 and 100 characters respectively.


Research really at a glance

Dan Noyes

Since its first edition in 2005, the 132 pages of Research at a Glance have given a detailed description of the scientific focus of all EMBL research groups and teams. This publication is important to many stakeholders and audiences, and is used for a wide variety of purposes. After more than 10…


Intra1: outcomes of the first intranet research sprint

Dan Noyes

The purpose of intra1 was to understand how people currently use EMBL’s intranets. Specifically, we wanted to: Understand audience behaviours Define audience segments Define the functions and the scope of EMBL’s intranets Inform the EMBL community about projects to rebuild EMBL’s core…


Call for volunteer digital diarists

Dan Noyes

We are looking for EMBL people to help with our intranet user research. By keeping a digital diary you can help us to better understand how you use digital resources in the course of your work and home life. This will help us to design things that work better for you. We are asking for…


Redesigning EMBL’s websites

Dan Noyes

We are going to be kicking off some long-term projects to redesign EMBL’s web presence. Before we begin, it’s important to establish a clear understanding of what we mean by this. Are we talking about: A new website? The website? All of EMBL’s websites? We are thinking of this…


What does a story owner do?

Dan Noyes

If you have attended one our weekly production meetings you will have noticed that when we agree to run a story and we have defined broadly how it should be treated, one of the first things we do is nominate a story owner. What does this mean? Story owners have two key functions: Liaising with…

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