Course on Scientific Writing Basics

Sofi Facal and Manuela Bercioux, Skills4Science

DIPC Donostia

April 4, 5, 6, 25, 26, 27 2022 10:00-13:00

We are glad to announce a new course on Scientific Writing Basics as part of DIPC and CFM Transferable Skills programs.

This course is mostly oriented to PhD students (and postdocs just starting their scientific careers). The course will take place at DIPC Josebe Olarra auditorium on April 4, 5, and 6th from 10:00 to 13:00h. The course is free of charge and limited to 15 participants.

The ability to present scientific findings and information in a written format is an essential skill for everyone that wishes to pursue a career in science. Unlike other types of writing, scientific writing follows a specific format and style.

This workshop on scientific writing skills provides an outline of this format for a research paper, shines light on the publication and peer review process and gives basic tips for communicating complex topics in a logical, clear and understandable way.

The content of the workshop includes:

  • Scientific authorship and good scientific practice
  • Scientific journals and the peer review system
  • Scientific Paper Structure: objective, key content and length of the sections
  • Find your story: Development of the central idea
  • How to choose and organize the content
  • Handling raw data in publications
  • Images and graphics
  • The logical flow: Coherence and Cohesion
  • Do’s and Don'ts of paper writing

Prior registration was required to attend the course. Anyone in the DIPC community could sign-up for it, but due to the limited space and according to the formational spirit of the program, PhD students had the highest priority based on a first come first served basis, followed by post-docs and independent researchers.