As set out in the Investigator Agreement, all Investigators will use their best efforts to engage with the Institute regarding media attention to relevant research, including where possible, working alongside the MacDiarmid Institute communications. This may include projects to tell the stories behind the research by identifying key discovery/news steps as projects approach significant dates; sharing upcoming award or funding announcements; and including commercialisation news where relevant and where commercial confidentiality can be appropriately maintained.
We remind researchers that communications relating to our Mātauranga Māori Research Programme, our Mātauranga Māori Research Policy, Te Ao Māori and our partnerships with Māori must be reviewed by the Deputy Director Māori.
Researchers must include a paragraph on communications considerations (including likely timelines for story capture and potential eventual publication opportunities) when applying for Institute funds (e.g., Sci Exec contestable funding)
If you have something newsworthy coming up (a paper about to be published, job-related announcement, or anything cool your company is working on) and you’d like some help obtaining media around it, please email Vanessa Young, Strategic Engagement and Communications Manager (ideally well before the publication or announcement – we're used working with embargoed content).
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