EQUATOR Network short training sessions
UK EQUATOR Centre Lightning Workshops
Now delivered remotely
Join the UK EQUATOR Centre's monthly one-hour practical workshops on all aspects of writing and publishing your academic research! Workshops are held 12:30-13:30, unless otherwise indicated. While the Botnar Research Centre is closed, these sessions will be delivered remotely via Teams or Zoom.
This free workshop series is open to all staff and students of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Registration is required. To book onto a session, for more information, and to enquire about UK EQUATOR Centre training for your department or group, please email us.
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|Thurs 30 Jan 2020||
Writing your bio
Create the perfect professional biography for your website, then convert it into a short conference bio.
|Jen de Beyer|
|Thurs 13 Feb 2020||
Critically appraising a manuscript for peer review
This session leads you step by step through conducting and writing up a peer review.
|Mon 2 March 2020, 13:00-14:00||
Perfecting your elevator pitch
Whether standing by your conference poster, at a professional networking event, or in the pub, the question is the same: "So, what is it that you do?" With that crucial 2 minute elevator pitch answer ready, you'll never say "ummmm" again!
|Jen de Beyer|
|12-13 March 2020||
EQUATOR Publication School: Find out more here
Everything you need to know about planning, writing up, publishing, and disseminating your health research, in one 2-day course!
|Thurs 14 May 2020||
Avoiding authorship angst
Learn about the rules for authorship and practice negotiating authorship rights and responsibilities.
|Thurs 25 June 2020||
Planning for publication
What do you and your coauthors need to decide before you start to write? Get your message, audience, and target journal sorted now to ensure a smooth publication process!
|Thurs 30 July 2020||
Once you've planned your publication, you're ready to use reporting guidelines to write your first draft. We'll cover the structure of a journal article, what info goes where, and common pitfalls to avoid in each article section.
Reporting your statistical analyses
This workshop includes practical tips and tricks for making sure your paper makes a stats reviewer’s heart sing, and not sink!
|Thurs 24 Sept 2020||
Writing an abstract
An article abstract needs to be an accurate well-structured summary and entice your readers to read further. As many readers only have access to the abstract, and it is often used by journal editors and scientific committees to decide whether to send the article for peer review, you need to get it spot on. We also talk about selecting key words to complement the language in your abstract and maximise the chance of readers finding your abstract.
|Wed 28 Oct 2020||
Top titles for academic articles
Editing your own words
writing is simple, clear, and complete. You'll practice balancing these three elements in group editing exercises.
|Jen de Beyer|
Responding to peer reviewers comments
Practice dealing with the kind, the fair, and the seriously challenging.
Communications and social media
Extend the life and reach of your article after publication by working with your communications team and engaging with potential readers through social media.