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Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST

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NIH Main Campus, Building 50
Bethesda, MD 20852  

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 Lesley OMalley 
 FAES Graduate School                                           National Institutes of Health (NIH)                                       301-827-5797                                       lesley.omalley@nih.gov


GRAD 500 Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper Workshop

This four-session, writing-intensive workshop is designed for NIH trainees and scientists at all levels who have enough data to start writing a manuscript. Participants will write a draft of a research paper based on data generated from their current, or previous, study for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  This workshop focuses on the organization of a research paper, with an emphasis on the two most difficult sections to write, Introduction and Discussion. It will also cover designing tables and figures and writing a clear and concise abstract and cover letter for submission to a journal. In addition, participants will learn about the publication process from a science journal editor's perspective along with why manuscripts get accepted/rejected, how to choose the right journal for your paper, and how to navigate peer review.  Participants receive and provide feedback on weekly written assignments through peer review groups, as well as receive feedback from the instructor.

All registrants must have sufficient data to begin writing a paper and be willing to spend 3-5 hours per week on assignments.  Attendance is required at all classes.

Eligibility: NIH trainees as well as all scientists whose research generates data publishable in peer-reviewed journals and are interested in writing a draft of their paper. 

Participants from satellite NIH campuses across the country can participate via live webinar.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to those participants who successfully complete the course.

The course is held on the Bethesda Main NIH campus, Building 50.

Dates and Classroom: 

Friday, January 3rd , 2-4:00pm  (Bldg.50, Conference Room 1328/1334)

Friday, January 10th, 2-4:00pm (Bldg.50, Conference Room 1328/1334) 

Friday, January 17th, 2-4:00pm (Bldg.50, Conference Room 1328/1334)

Friday, January 24th, 2-4:00pm (Bldg.50, Conference Room 1328/1334)

Tuition:  $125.00 to be paid by the first day of class.