Yohan Yee, on behalf of the Communications Committee
Are you interested in sharing new research and ideas within (and beyond!) the human brain mapping community? Do you want to be more involved in OHBM and learn about the exciting research led by our community members?
Then apply to join the OHBM Communications Committee! We’re currently accepting applications for new team members through 15 August (5pm PDT). Read on to discover what the Communications Committee does and how you can get involved.
About the OHBM Communications Committee
The primary mission of the OHBM Communications Committee (fondly known as ComCom) is to report on activities within OHBM to the organization’s members. We provide transparency on ongoing initiatives directed by Council or other committees and special interest groups (SIGs). ComCom further aims to highlight the achievements of the brain imaging community to the broader public through outreach activities.
ComCom is composed of overlapping sub-teams that are each positioned to communicate information through different types of media. The major sub-teams are the Blog team (which provides regular updates on OHBM activities through blog posts), Podcast team (responsible for the Neurosalience podcast), and Lay Media team (responsible for public outreach). ComCom works closely with OHBM Council and liaises with other OHBM committees to produce content relevant to the wider OHBM community.
Individuals joining the committee start as contributors and can choose to work on one or more sub-teams. While contributors have no formal responsibilities, we may ask that they join in on specific projects as needed. This flexibility provides time for new contributors to explore the different aspects of ComCom and develop relevant skills. After contributing content (e.g., blog posts) for a year, contributors may be appointed as conventional ComCom members, should they decide to continue working with ComCom.
As part of the committee, individuals typically contribute approximately 3–4 hours of work per month (such as drafting blog posts, reviewing content, and attending meetings). ComCom meetings are generally held once a month, with alternating time slots to accommodate our global team of contributors. Some sub-teams (e.g., lay media) may also choose to hold separate, additional meetings on an as-needed basis.
If joining ComCom sounds like a good fit for you, then consider applying to be a contributor via this online application by 15 August (5pm PDT) As part of ComCom you will be the first to know about what’s happening within OHBM. You will learn to communicate science, while meeting and working with a wonderful group of scientists with a passion for science communication.
Questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.