CURATION
You can create a pinboard in a few steps

Remember: it will showcase your science to the world. Pinboards with 8 or more pins and a minimum 1500 character summary will qualify for our Researcher Prize offering the lucky winner £500 of travel money!

Step 1: Search for items to pin

Once logged in, click on the "Create Pinboard" button in your dashboard. On your newly created empty pinboard, start searching for papers to pin using the search bar. You can use keywords, authors’ names or DOI.

Step 2: Pick one or multiple items

Explore your results! Click/Tap “Show abstract” to see if the paper is relevant without leaving your search results. Click/Tap “More like this” to quickly find related papers!

Step 3: Pin to your Pinboard

Found something interesting? It’s time to pin – use ‘Pin to…’ to save the item into your pinboard (which might still be called “Name this pinboard” if you haven’t given it a name yet) Can’t find the paper you need? Pin its url as an ‘external link’.

Step 4: Write your summary

Finished pinning? Now is the time to give your pinboard a meaningful title and an easy-to-read summary to help others understand why the science you’ve pinned matters.

Want to travel with science?
Check out the Sparrho Researcher Prize

The Researcher Prize gives you an opportunity to showcase your science globally at international academic conferences.

Simply pin 8 or more articles and write a summary of around 1500 characters to enter the competition for the prize - a £500 travel grant that we award for the best pinboard every month.

So, go ahead, create an awesome pinboard and good luck!

What types of items can you pin to pinboards?

By using the search bar or using the “Create a Pinboard” button, you can collect…

Patents & papers:

Save your favourite papers or patents with all the important details (title, abstract, authors’ names, etc.) found on Sparrho. You can also add an image of your choice!

Patents & papers:

Save your favourite papers or patents with all the important details (title, abstract, authors’ names, etc.) found on Sparrho. You can also add an image of your choice!

External Links:

Want to link to an article that’s not yet in our database? Simply add it as an external link.

External Links:

Want to link to an article that’s not yet in our database? Simply add it as an external link.

Text:

Want to add a custom note or explanation to your pinboard? Simply add a text content card.

Text:

Want to add a custom note or explanation to your pinboard? Simply add a text content card.

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