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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…


Intra1: Intranet project kickoff

Chlöe Cross

On Tuesday, 18 April we kicked off the first research phase for the EMBL intranet project. This first phase, or sprint, will run until 12 May and we’ve codenamed it ‘intra1’. The purpose of this sprint is to: understand current user behaviours define audience segments establish…


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…


Draft social media guidelines

Laura Howes

EMBL hasn’t really had any social media guidelines for users. As we build our community I’ve been drafting and redrafting advice and guidelines for our staff. These are now ready to start sharing and asking for comment. Do these make sense? Do they answer your questions? Are they…


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…


Video FTW

Laura Howes

My first objective has been to increase followers and engagement on EMBL’s social media channels. I’ve been experimenting, creating and sharing new content to interrogate what works, what doesn’t, and who our audiences are on our different channels. In the interests of openness, here are…


Nine years of EMBL – what have I achieved?

Rosemary Wilson

Nine years is a long time. As my time here comes to an end, it’s as if I’m standing on the brink of a new era, standing on the clifftop looking out to sea and wondering what awaits me. I’m so eager to see what will come next, that looking over my shoulder to take […]


Start up life science

Anna-Lynn Wegener

Sometimes it takes someone to ask the right question to arrive at an important piece of information. And often these questions are asked by new people, who challenge the assumptions you take for granted about the place where you work. Shortly after Dan and I started working together to lead…


Time

Rosemary Wilson

As others in the team are settling into their new roles, I am fast approaching the exit sign. My nine years at EMBL are almost over, and with just a few months to go, it’s time to take stock of what I have achieved during my time here. And actually I’ve learnt and done a […]


How to pitch a story

Dan Noyes

Every Monday at 10.30am we run a meeting to gather ideas for stories we should be telling via EMBL’s channels. You are welcome to come along to these story meetings (usually held in room B18 in the ATC – accessible via video conference if you’re not in Heidelberg) and to pitch your own ideas.…

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