Knowledge Capture and Sharing - Biggerbrains

Kuan Juan |Biggerbrains Program Manager / Sr Segment Marketing Manager, A&G Research Markets, Elsevier

Biggerbrains is a campaign created for the benefit of early-career researchers. That is, those who have recently earned a PhD, are on their way to completing one, or have been in a research career for less than five years.

The new Biggerbrains website provides career guidance and advice for early-career researchers who want to build their career more effectively. It has important sections on Search and Discovery, Writing and Publishing, Networking, Funding and Career Planning. Featuring interviews with professors, Biggerbrains represents the collective knowledge of the research community.


The site provides a broad mix of inspiring video interviews with professors, career-planning tools, featured skill development articles and materials, a game and job alerts. The knowledge provided here is of benefit to all research areas, across all disciplines. There's also a deeper section with a range of online tools and solutions.

The campaign reaches young researchers by using various communication vehicles such as print and online advertising, email communications, social media, conferences, events and author workshops. The site has been visited by researchers globally.

We invite you to visit and share this with the early-career researchers in your institution to help them to build and accelerate their research career. You are welcome to contribute to Biggerbrains by providing guidance and advice to young researchers in the related areas, to do this please contact Kuan Juan at

The first version of this article has appeared in the Editors' Update - Short Communications