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Library Services to Support Funding Applications and Research Projects: After - Increasing Visibility and Impact

After : Increasing Visibility and Impact

Many funders now require some form of public outreach/engagement as part of the proposal process.

This could take the form of a social media campaign, making a video that highlights outcomes of a research project for a public audience, and / or disseminating videos through youtube, vimeo, etc.

Costs can be included at application stage.

Using Social Media

Using social media can be time consuming. However, when used strategically it may help to increase the visibility of your research online.

 

Developing a social media strategy can help you:

  • identify and focus on the most appropriate tools and platforms, and avoid "wasting" your time
  • control your digital footprint to ensure social media adds to your professional reputation 
  • track and monitor your social media impact to evaluate if it has a positive or negative effect on your overall impact goals


The Library can advise you on how to plan a social media strategy and some of the various tools and applications which may help you increase the visibility of your research.

For more information please visit the Library's Social Media to Promote Research LibGuide: https://libguides.ucd.ie/socialmedia

Video Footage to Help Publicise Research

At the end of the research process you may wish to have a video created that helps to amplify or publicise your research. The cost of this can be factored into a funding application, and may comprise part of a dissemination plan. UCD Library can:

  • Advise on your requirements and assist with the planning (this will include a face-to-face meeting)
  • Film in an appropriate location within the Library or elsewhere on campus (but not off-campus)
  • Video edit

This is a charged for service.

Charges (Flat-rate):

Filming

  • 500EU per day ; 250EU for half a day (up to 3.5 hours)
  • Third party costs

Video editing

  • 500EU per day ; 250EU for half a day (up to 3.5 hours)

Disseminating Videos - Uploading to Youtube / Vimeo

To promote your new video, upload it to one of the most popular video sharing websites — YouTube and/or Vimeo. We can support you in the following ways:

  • How to create a YouTube or Vimeo account
  • Step by step instructions on uploading your videos to the platform
  • Advice on how best to get your video seen, through strategic use of metadata — creating strong video titles and descriptions and choosing the most relevant keywords and categories for viewer discovery.