1. Start up


  • Start project team with communications incorporated, formulate goals and targetgroups, have regular meetings.


Develop communication plan (including sorts of outputs, dissemination plan and timeline)

2. Output


  • Have regular, short meetings on progress between communication and researchers.
  • Find second reader and MT member for control phase.
  • Write report/paper. Check Research Manual for tips and tricks.


Start planning editing and design.

3. Control and check

All projectmembers involved start using the Publication Checklist
Follow these steps:

  1. Second reader checks content, including for risks.
    Adjustment necessary -> Researcher(s) process feedback. Go to next step.
  2. Management Team member checks content and risks.
    Adjustment necessary? Process feedback. Ready? Go to next step.
  3. Researcher sends publication for a company review if applicable and processes feedback from companies.
  4. Communications sends report to editor for language check.
  5. Researcher: Check and process text edit.

4. Design


  • Send report/paper to external designer.
  • Check design and/or content. After second round, communications and researcher finalise report/paper.


Check final, designed version of report/paper.

5. Decision to publish


Check if all participants did the necessary checks and signed the Publication Checklist. If yes, it’s ok to go to phase ‘External dissemination’.

6. External dissemination

Communication and researcher:

Give follow up on the communication and dissemination plan.

7. Monitor and evaluate


Check statistics and media attention. Evaluate shortly and adjust plans where necessary.

8. Outcomes

Communication and researcher:

If the report/paper contributes to a concrete result: publish and disseminate the result.