Since  November  1999,  Biomedia http://www.biomeds.net/biomedia  is  a  free  internet  service  for  science  and biotechnology communication, carried out by the Observatori de la Comunicació Científica  (Science  Communication  Observatory),  Pompeu  Fabra  University  in Barcelona, Spain.

Run  by  Cristina  Junyent  and  directed  by  Vladimir  de  Semir,  Biomedia  offers current information that aims to connect scientists, journalists, students and the public, taking profit of on-line resources and capabilities. We offer what internet does: a continuing web with direct links to sources and previous articles.

We provide different kinds of articles: analysis and opinion written by experts, and information written by specialised and general writers. Experts can offer mature insight on an issue; specialised writers are usually young scientists who explain some news on their field; general writers are either scientists or journalists.

In  our  page  there  are,  as  well  as  the  articles,  the  archives  of  what  has  been published,  dossiers  with  published  articles  classified  by  subject,  a  glossary  of technical  terms,  links  to  all  webs  cited,  and  an  agenda  with  conferences, congresses, books, or science dissemination journals. The contents of Biomedia are renewed weekly and we offer as well a free subscription alert service.

We prepare our journal in Spanish, among other things, because we realise there is a bias in science communication in our language. Successful visits to our page are increasing month by month.

Last, we aim from a University to convince and train Spanish scientists to explain their research results to the general public.
 




 

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Biomedia
A Spanish internet biomedical news server

Cristina Junyent   Observatori de la Comunicació Científica, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Since  November  1999,  Biomedia http://www.biomeds.net/biomedia  is  a  free  internet  service  for  science  and biotechnology communication, carried out by the Observatori de la Comunicació Científica  (Science  Communication  Observatory),  Pompeu  Fabra  University  in Barcelona, Spain.

Run  by  Cristina  Junyent  and  directed  by  Vladimir  de  Semir,  Biomedia  offers current information that aims to connect scientists, journalists, students and the public, taking profit of on-line resources and capabilities. We offer what internet does: a continuing web with direct links to sources and previous articles.

We provide different kinds of articles: analysis and opinion written by experts, and information written by specialised and general writers. Experts can offer mature insight on an issue; specialised writers are usually young scientists who explain some news on their field; general writers are either scientists or journalists.

In  our  page  there  are,  as  well  as  the  articles,  the  archives  of  what  has  been published,  dossiers  with  published  articles  classified  by  subject,  a  glossary  of technical  terms,  links  to  all  webs  cited,  and  an  agenda  with  conferences, congresses, books, or science dissemination journals. The contents of Biomedia are renewed weekly and we offer as well a free subscription alert service.

We prepare our journal in Spanish, among other things, because we realise there is a bias in science communication in our language. Successful visits to our page are increasing month by month.

Last, we aim from a University to convince and train Spanish scientists to explain their research results to the general public.
 




 

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