Good reasons for becoming an expert with SMC
In order for SMC to grow and work successfully we are asking scientists and other experts to join our expert database.
Your expertise will be called for at SMC when large numbers of journalists are searching for expertise and are dependent on reliable information.
Help us to prevent the media giving too much space to interest groups that spread misleading information in the name of science.
If you are an expert on complex, ambivalent or controversial themes and do not disseminate your knowledge (quickly enough), you are leaving the field open to would-be experts.
If you are a member of our expert community you will be given exclusive, advance access to topical scientific articles even before an embargo is lifted. Moreover, SMC will provide you with advance information on how other researchers are assessing breaking news.
Of course, greater access to the public does cost time. But you actually save time because your scientific expertise on a topical public issue will be strategically placed. Via SMC you can reach a large number of hand-picked, registered journalists in the relevant media.
Furthermore, if you wish, SMC will give you feedback on the response to your statements.
By the way, we will also publish your statements on the SMC website at short notice. We thus publicly document exactly what you have said.