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Research Posters: Creation, Design, & Best Practices

Handout for Your Poster

Handouts to accompany a research poster are almost never required, but they can still be a useful complement to your poster presentation. Viewers of your poster may like a copy of your work, so they follow up with you in future. Handouts are also useful for people NOT able to attend your poster presentation.

For a handout, you can try a couple of different approaches:

  • You can provide a small copy of your poster (make sure it is still readable)


  • Present material not able to fit on the poster, such as a bibliography or additional references.
  • Include your research abstract and contact details (name, research affiliation, email address)