About this website
This website provides training in research writing for science graduate students and young researchers.
It is particularly suited for those specialized in the life sciences in general, particularly the medical (human and animal), pharmaceutical, health, biomedical and biological sciences.
The author of the courses is a professional editor of research papers and theses, and his editing expertise is acknowledged in many papers published in top journals. He is also an editor with a medical journal, and a researcher with a track record of publications. He formerly held the position of editor and graduate professor of scientific writing at IRC-Ghent University in Belgium.
Integration of four teaching methods
Flexible and complementary modules
First, training modules for writing and for skills were were developed. The writing modules were assembled into a comprehensive course, but they are also left as separate modules to enable selection of what is needed without taking the whole course. The comprehensive course makes it clear which skills are needed to write a thesis of a high standard, but the skills modules are offered separately. If someone has mastered the use of Microsoft Word but is not proficient in producing high quality graphs, there is no need to pay for studying formatting with Word, along with PowerPoint.
For those who are not familiar with research writing, I recommend taking the writing course along with modules you need. For those who have some experience in scientific writing, one or more selected writing and/or skills modules could be enough.