Avoiding Hype Workshop

Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype

From grant applications and journal articles to press releases and news stories, reports of scientific advances can oversell or misrepresent the findings. To explore the effects of this hype on the scientific enterprise and public trust, a workshop was organized by FASEB and hosted by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 22, 2017.

Video Coverage 

  • Keynote: Erika Check Hayden, Director, Science Communication Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Panel 1: How does science communication affect the biomedical research landscape?
  • Panel 2: How does science communication affect public perception of science?
  • Panel 3: What are the goals and incentives of science communication?
  • Panel 4: Better practices: Re-examining decision making on communicating scientific results