On SPOTTERON, a range of tools are available to contact the whole user community and disseminate project news, outcomes, and exciting facts to all participants.
Getting the message out and involving the Community - Integrated Tools for Science Communication
Every project on the platform can use the available Interactive Science Communication components available through the SPOTTERON Project Ecosystem. With the toolkit, administrators can send community messages with push notifications to all Smartphones with their project Apps installed. These Push Messages can also include links to the project's website as read-more, which helps promote content to a project's user community and inform about new pages.
Additional tools include a custom dialog box for Newsletter subscriptions with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to confirm informed consent and the possibility to integrate information directly from the project's website into the App as glossary pages, background knowledge, or how-to's.
Science Communication Features
Project Info & Read-mores
Inform beginners about your project's goals and lead to your project website with read-more link buttons
Integrated Info Panels
Integrate content from your project website directly as information pages in the App's Data Input Dialog (Package B).
Newsletter Subscription Tool
Users can subscribe to your newsletter and subscriber export as table format (CSV) in the Data Management Interface.
With the integrated Science Communication toolkit, your project can reach out via your Citizen Science Apps and improve further on community learning effects and direct user involvement.