To tweet or not tweet unpublished data

is a question that came up after a recent seminar where unpublished research was being presented.  It’s the sort of thing that makes researchers turn pale and sweat – unpublished data has to stay unpublished for research papers to be accepted by journals like Pain, yet with smart phones like the iPhone it’s very easy to share pictures of slides on facebook, blogs, and twitter

This is what happens when you ask your audience to turn off their phones:


About Heidi Allen

Heidi AllenWe reckon that an all too common problem with ‘science’ is that it is only ever broadcast to ‘scientists’. Even then, it is often in journals that are read by a tiny proportion of the community. So, we sat down and thought ‘how can we better disseminate what we do – that is, how do we get the message out there, be a credible and interesting source of commentary on things to do with our research?’  How can we facilitate all those lovely ideas out there into research? Our answer: Heidi.  Heidi has set up, run, bugged us all about contributing to this website. She reckons it will serve the aim of the group – to disseminate and facilitate research into the brain and mind in chronic pain disorders. We reckon she is right.