Supporting Developing Country Researchers in Publishing Their Work


AuthorAID offers free online courses in research writing and proposal writing for researchers in developing countries. Our courses are hosted on INASP Moodle

Massive Online Open Courses

AuthorAID currently run two MOOCs per year in either research writing or grant proposal writing. Since 2015 nearly 7500 participants have completed the courses - a 50.3% completion rate on average.

Current courses

AuthorAID MOOCs were shortlisted for the 2017 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Enrolment is open for our next course starting on 3 October 2017.

ALPSP Innovation Award 2017

AuthorAID MOOCs were shortlisted for an ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing 2017. Read more about the project in this ALPSP interview with Andy Nobes.

eMerge Africa webinar

In August we took part in eMerge Africa's "MOOCs in African" webinar series, speaking about our experiences of running the research writing MOOCs'.

Watch the webinar recording on YouTube.

More information on our approach (journal article)

You can find out more on our approach and pedagogy in our paper  A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries", published in Open Praxis.

Read the paper online (open access)

Previous courses

April to June 2017 course report

October to November 2016 course report

April to May 2016 course report

October to November 2015 course report

Embedding online courses in institutions

Embedding online research-writing training in Africa and Asia - a 'Learning, Reflections & Innovation' article on our experiences working with instituions in Tanzania, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

Driving knowledge and supporting researchers through online courses - an interview with grant-winner Funmilayo Doherty, who has succesfully adapted and run two AuthorAID online courses at Yabatech University in Nigeria


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