There are three key objectives of the communication of the Action:
- Create awareness of and advocate for the burden of disease approach in Europe
- Reach and attract collaborators in the use of the burden of disease approach in Europe
- Inform on the relative importance of different diseases and risk factors that may affect the European population
The communications objectives will be met by communicating through various channels and platforms and adapted to the different groups of stakeholders.
Our website (www.burden-eu.net) serves as the major dissemination hub, and includes news items and general information on objectives, WGs, and events. It also hosts key deliverables of the Action, i.e., the database of BoD studies, and the standardized and open-access tools and training materials. Finally, it serves as the central contact point for involved BoD experts. The website of the Action also provides a unique portal to the dissemination of research results to the general public and stakeholders
In addition to the website, the Action’s accounts on twitter and LinkedIn target different groups of stakeholders. Communication via these platforms includes news on recent achievements, upcoming events and opportunities (conferences, workshops, training schools, publications, reports, etc.). In addition, the Action’s twitter profile serves as a direct communication platform via live tweets during conferences and MC meetings.
The Action furthermore disseminates research results, mainly targeted towards other researchers involved in burden of disease studies or with interests in the subject and methodology, via the Action’s ResearchGate project.
Our newsletter forms a platform for communication to the Action members and is regularly distributed, announcing recent achievements, activities (conferences, workshops, training schools, publications, reports, etc.) and opportunities (call for abstracts, STSMs). A list of previous newsletters is available via https://www.burden-eu.net/outputs/newsletters.
The following logos and templates can be used when promoting burden-eu activities:
Information on COST visual identity is available via https://www.cost.eu/visual-identity/.
In general, when submitting manuscripts associated with burden-eu topics, please acknowledge COST – this is very important for the Action success, and obligatory for any form of direct support, and especially for results associated with STSMs.
You can use one of the following sentences, which are in line with COST instructions on acknowledgements:
- This publication is based upon work from COST Action CA18218 (European Burden of Disease Network), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
- This study was performed within the framework of COST Action CA18218 (European Burden of Disease Network), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
- The author(s) would like to acknowledge the networking support from COST Action CA18218 (European Burden of Disease Network), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
Also, please add "European Burden of Disease Network" to the manuscript keywords. This will help index the papers in databases and associate them to our network.
Science communication manager