Biosketches are used more and more in NIH internal reports. Participants will learn how to create a Biosketch with efficiency. Participants will also learn the appropriate components needed to put their best foot forward.
Copyright infringement and plagiarism are important considerations when communicating your research to others. In this class, participants will learn how to avoid copyright infringement and plagiarism when writing research papers or making conference presentations. Participants will be introduced to resources that will assist them in determining copyright, obtaining copyright permissions, and alternatives for use of graphics and data when licensing fees are not an option.
This class is a part of the systematic reviews class series. Systematic reviews are a complex undertaking and involve multiple steps in order to produce a quality systematic review. Developing a protocol to guide the conduct of your systematic review is a critical step. This class explains what a systematic review protocol is, how to develop one, and how to use it for the conduct of your systematic review. Resources to develop the protocol and where to register or publish it will be shared.
This session focuses on defining the scope of your review by applying techniques to formulate a workable research question. The class introduces various frameworks used for developing a research question, and presents the requirements and steps involved in conducting the literature search for the systematic review. Useful resources are introduced throughout the session.
Writing compelling and concise research papers requires many skills including a familiarity with ethical writing. This class provides an overview of the major issues surrounding the topic of publication ethics. Participants will form a foundation of best practices for professional writing by understanding ethical issues and ways to effectively avoid them.
This class will provide an overview of the various reporting guidelines and standards established for conducting systematic reviews and how to use them in the writing of your systematic review manuscript. Participants will also gain valuable information about how to structure their manuscript and select appropriate journals for submission.
The effective use of grammar and punctuation is essential in crafting compelling and concise research papers. This class provides a refresher of grammar and punctuation rules that are sure to help make your writing clearer. Participants will brush-up on common grammar issues including subject-verb agreement, verb tense, and use of articles. Participants will also gain knowledge about helpful writing and editing resources, as well as effective proofreading tips.
Gray literature is not controlled by commercial publishers and usually is not peer reviewed. However, gray literature can help identify useful information outside the published, peer reviewed articles through reports, dissertations, conference abstracts, official documents, research-in-progress, and clinical trials. It might get you information you would never find in traditional sources. This workshop will focus on how to find credible gray literature for your research topic or for part of a systematic review.
This class is the first session in a two-part series of classes on the nuts and bolts of writing a research paper. Participants will gain knowledge about writing each section of a research paper and submitting a manuscript. Participants will also receive tips for selecting an appropriate journal for publishing and understanding open access obligations. This class is intended for individuals new to writing and publishing, or for those who would like a refresher.
This class is the second session in a two-part series that aims to assist researchers in writing a research paper. This second session will cover the process after a manuscript has been submitted to a journal and best practices on responding to reviewer comments. Participants will become familiar with the peer review process and how to respond appropriately to a journal’s decision. Additional topics that will be discussed are open access requirements for manuscripts and data sharing. Throughout the class, best practices and suggestions to make the process easier will be shared.