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Open access publishing - Sponsored by BMC Evolutionary Biology

As the attitudes of funding councils, research institutions and journal publishers are shifting towards "Open Access", postgraduates and early career researchers need to fully understand its implications for their research, data storage and future career progression. This interactive workshop brings together the EMPSEB19 delegates, plenary speakers and expertise from the Open Exeter initiative in order to explore the costs and benefits of a fully "open" research community.

Public engagement - Sponsored by University of Exeter Catalyst Project

Public engagement is becoming an increasingly important part of being a scientist. It is essential to be able to communicate your findings to a wide audience to educate and inspire people, as well as to secure funding for your future research.

This event will involve an interactive workshop at the inspirational Eden Project, where delegates will develop and practice their skills of public engagement. In addition, on the Friday evening we have organised a public engagement event to be held at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. All delegates are invited. Many top scientists from the University of Exeter will be giving short, fascinating talks on science and evolution aimed at the general public. Excitingly, some of you will have the opportunity of putting what you’ve learnt at the workshop into practice by presenting a poster at this event and chatting to the public about your research.

Eden Project

We'll be at the Eden Project for the public engagement workshop, but there'll be time during the day to explore Eden's breathtaking biomes. One is the world's largest indoor rainforest, the other a Mediterranean paradise. Each is filled with thousands of plant species (and a few cheeky birds!), and realistically replicates their respective climates as you follow long and meandering paths through the greenery.


The excursion on the 8th of September will be a trip around Cornwall's beautiful coastline featuring multiple activities throughout the day. Additional details will be updated as they are confirmed.