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EMBL Communications

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

Tag: digital


10 benefits of EMBL’s WordPress microsites

Szymon Kasprzyk

In the past two years, digital and design teams in EMBL’s Communications group have been collaborating closely with the IT team in Heidelberg and the Web Development team at EBI to customise WordPress platform and to meet EMBL’s look, feel and requirements.



Introducing the Digital Projects Dashboard

Cian OLuanaigh

After a relaxing end-of-year break, the digital team is back in Heidelberg and raring to get started on our many projects. This week we built a dashboard to help us to keep track of the scope, status and dependencies of our nearly two-dozen projects.


Faster scientific websites through reusability

Ken Hawkins

Growing an EMBL-EBI solution into a Visual Framework for the life sciences Building a website is easy. Building a good website is trickier. Building that good site quickly is hard. And if you want a beyond-hard challenge, also match your organisation’s look, feel and brand requirements.


Modern user research: What is it? How is it done? And why?

Mark Boulton

Digital products are designed for use. Even simple, text-based websites are consumed by users with a task in mind. Mostly they want to find something specific. Sometimes they might want to get in touch with a real person to ask a specific question. Or apply for a job. ‘Just surfing…


Digital communications update: July/August 2018

Mark Boulton

Every month, for a few months, we’ve been sending an update to our department an update in a simple format: what we did last month, and what we’re planning to do next month. Of course, as the team grows, this makes for a longer update but we think the detail is important. It helps us…


Building your blog

Laura Howes

A little while ago now I ran a blogging workshop in Rome for writers on their “On brains & beer” blog. But while we tailored the work there to the people in Rome, a lot of the things we discussed are more universal. So in the spirit of openness, this is some of what we […]


On taxonomy

Cian OLuanaigh

Indulge me, if you will, with a lengthy zoological introduction. In the 1700s, the Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus devised a system for classifying all the organisms of the Earth. Each species received a unique name comprising two parts, following Latin grammatical construction. The mice in the…


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