Research News Africa sources, writes and distributes news of research conducted by Africa’s top institutions. RNA was founded by Simon Gear, a science communicator who has worked in radio, print and television for two decades. RNA works with universities and independent research institutions to convert peer-reviewed science into information palatable to the general public. RNA plays an active role in distributing each news story. In addition to disseminating stories, RNA provides advisory services to scientists looking to improve their ability to communicate their work to the general public.