Resources for researchers

Specialized websites for research labs and cores

Screen shot of the Weinstock Lab's homepage

The Health Communication Core (HCC) has developed a streamlined, cost-effective web development process to meet the communication needs of research labs and other initiatives seeking:
 

  • A strong, professionally developed online presence
  • Heightened visibility of research activities and opportunities
  • Ability to quickly and easily expand and update site content

Cost-effective websites

HCC provides free initial consultations and budget proposals. Our specialized website development for research laboratories and cores, which costs less and can be completed more quickly than typical site development, includes:

  • Planning an audience- and goal-focused communication strategy
  • Maximizing content for online readability and searchability
  • Graphic design
  • URL and hosting
  • Content management training for lab staff

Visit some sites developed by HCC:

Customized for your and your audience's needs

HCC’s creative team customizes this process in response to each project’s goals, available resources, and client preferences. We will explore with you:

The site’s goals (Do you want to attract talented post-docs? Disseminate research results?)

Its audience and their needs, motivations, and technology-usage patterns

How you and your staff will use the site

Visual approach: Does the site need a logo or should its graphic design be consistent with an existing program or institution?

Site content, photos, and other graphics

A budget for development and timeline for launch

To discuss your lab’s website needs, contact us at health_communication@dfci.harvard.edu or call Catherine Coleman, HCC Assistant Director, at (617) 632-5078.