EuropePMC announces science writing contest -- win an article in eLife and an iPad

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Access to Understanding is a new science-writing competition for PhD students and early career researchers with an interest in communicating science to the public.

Join a generation of biomedical and health researchers who recognise the importance of opening up the results of scientific research, so that they are truly accessible to everyone.

A scientific journal article may be the established way to describe your science to other researchers, but is this the best way to explain scientific findings to the public? If you’re confident that you can write about the complicated scientific terms and concepts in a research article in a way that anyone can easily understand, this could be the competition for you!

Using no more than 800 words, we want you to pick one article from the list provided and explain the research and why it matters to a non-scientific audience.

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