Letting people see what you’re involved in is a great way to start a conversation about collaboration
The MedIAN blog is a way to get your news, opinions, and expertise out to your niche professional community.
MedIAN promotes all member posts on Twitter and LinkedIn, giving you a platform to a wider audience of clinicians, researchers, and industry involved in medical image analysis.
Each post you make will be linked to your MedIAN profile, so if someone sees your post they’ll see your profile, and vice versa.
Why should I post to the blog?
MedIAN was set up to help grow new collaborations in medical image analysis – bringing researchers, health practitioners, and engineers together to address clinical problems, and teaming up with industry to help build solutions.
The more you post to the website, the more chance others will have to see if your work and research interests align with theirs. Finding collaborators can be a tricky business, and at MedIAN we want to give you an opportunity to make new connections.
What can I post?
Announcements Want to increase interest in your project? Passed a milestone that’s worth talking about? Got a new release on github or a new bit of hardware on the market? Let the network know with a short summary, a link, and an image. Consider the news from your institution (department admins can sign up for MedIAN membership too!)
Examples: New software release / your project has secured funding / a funding call has opened / someone’s won an award
Opinion pieces Sharing your opinion on a subject is a way to position yourself in the field – the issues you’re interested in, the politics of funding, or the is to , there’s a clinical need you want to highlight?
Examples: Software reviews / predictions for future of UK science funding / the government’s industrial strategy / clinical issues that need to be addressed
How-tos Got any advice on how to make a killer poster or lighting talk? Or how to kick-start a collaboration with industry? Writing a How-to is a great way to support others (either giving a leg-up for a junior, or a nod to current trends for a senior).
Examples: making the most of networking events / writing a winning funding application / Best Python hacks
Experiences Whether you’re telling the network about an event you held, a workshop that inspired you, or a week in the lab that traumatised you – keep us in the loop with what’s going on in your world.
Examples: My clinical need for imaging tech / Creating a spin-out from my PhD project / Breakthrough in the lab / Working with industry ran totally smoothly
Research summaries Writing a summary about your publication is a good way to bring people to your research – it can boost your altmetric scores, increase downloads, and who knows, maybe get you some citations? Perhaps more importantly, it can contribute to a discussion in your field, driving research and technology forward. What better motivation is there than that?