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Enrolment Open: Getting Started with Writing and Publishing Your Research MOOC; Starts 16th April 2024

By Maisie Northing | March 1, 2024  | Research writing Online courses

We are excited to announce that enrolment is open on our latest online course: 'Getting Started with Writing and Publishing Your Research'.

Who is this course for?
Our award-winning online courses are designed for researchers and scientists in low- and middle-income countries. It is suitable for early career researchers, or for those with limited experience in publishing papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals.AuthorAID graphic. White background and red font. The image reads: 'Enrol in our Getting Started with Writing and Publishing Your Research course now!  Experience 6 weeks of learning with 1000s of researchers across the globe and get advice from our experienced facilitators!

Course dates: 16th April to 27th May

Course duration: 6 weeks

Course agenda:

  • Week 1 – Understanding previous research
  • Week 2 – Knowing the ethics of research
  • Week 3 – Preparing to write your research paper
  • Week 4 – Writing your research paper
  • Week 5 – Proceeding to publication
  • Week 6 - Wrap up

A selection of learning objectives:

  1. Identify strategies for overcoming access challenges.
  2. Avoid pitfalls in research writing that can lead to plagiarism.
  3. Develop strategies for identifying and handling ethical issues related to your own field of research.
  4. Develop strategies to become a more effective writer.
  5. Balance different factors when selecting a target journal.
  6. Deal effectively with comments from peer reviewers
  7. Finalise a research paper for submission to a journal.

Course leaders: A team of experienced guest facilitators from the AuthorAID network. This course will include a number of live discussion sessions which will be timed to cover different global time zones.

How do I enrol?
Complete information about the course along with enrolment instructions are available on our Moodle website: https://learn.inasp.info/course/view.php?id=371 
You will need to create a learn@inasp (previously called INASP Moodle) account if you don’t already have one. Please follow the instructions carefully (you may need to click on the above link again after registering your account).

Please note that although this is an open course, we may have to limit enrolment due to server capacity. We suggest that you enrol in the course as soon as possible if you are interested.

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Tirivaviri Mamvura, Botswana, AuthorAID member

Here are a selection of quotes from participants who completed the course last year:

Man, Ghana: "This course has been very useful to me. Even though, I had some publications earlier before starting this course, I have gained new insights particularly on how to handle reviewer's comments. I received some comments from a reputable journal in my field, I was troubled. But, after going through this course, I understand why such comments and how to deal with it as an author."

Woman, Nigeria: "The course has improved my knowledge on the basics of Research writing and Publication. I have learnt more than I ever had on Ethics in Research writing and process involved in submitting and publication. My Confidence level has been boosted and I am more encouraged to practice Research Writing. I am also more confident about contributing to Research Discussions amongst my Colleagues and Peers."

Woman, Uganda: "I received very useful comments for an abstract for a paper I am intending to submit, and this was a very important as I was able to meet the deadline for submission. I have also learnt many important facets of writing scientific papers that I used to overlook. Thank you for enrolling me for this course"

Man, Tanzania: "The course has numerous benefits for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge in writing and being published. It offered a valuable and practical means of acquiring new knowledge, developing skills, and advancing in scientific writing and being published. Moreover it provides flexibility, efficiency, and specialized training, making them an attractive option for individuals looking to enhance their expertise in scientific writing and publishing."

INASP designs and runs capacity development activities that cater for both women and men’s interests and needs. We use methods that increase active participation and an inclusive learning environment, adopting attitudes and behaviours that value differential experiences and perspectives and ensuring listening and respect for each other’s experiences and views.

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