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Research Posters

Information on how to create a scientific research poster. Burnett School of Medicine templates included for download.

What is a research poster?

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Research posters are often used during professional conferences or in academic settings to display research in a concise presentation. The purpose of a poster presentation is to communicate clearly the latest findings and insights from the field or student work. Presenters benefit by sharing their research broadly, engaging their peers, and contributing to professional discourse.

Browse this guide to learn more about how to prepare a research poster, learn design tips, data visualization basics, and explore helpful resources. 


Research Poster Overview

Watch the following video for a brief overview of research posters and how they are evolving.


#BetterPoster Overview

Watch the following video to learn more about the #betterposter movement.


This guide was originally created by Lorraine Sheldon for Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. It has been adapted for TCU use.