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Fit for purpose: The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles

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Registration is now open

Thursday 8 to Friday 9 November 2018, Botnar Research Centre

Course registration is now open and places are strictly limited. Book your place here.


This course covers all you need to know to plan for publication and write up your health-related research study. It focuses on the use of reporting guidelines such as CONSORT and STROBE to maximise the transparency and usability of your research.

You will experience two intense days of learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. We will use group work, discussion, and practical writing exercises to reinforce learning.


  • The importance of publishing responsibly
  • Introduction to reporting guidelines
  • Matching study designs with reporting guidelines
  • Writing the methods and results
  • Good statistical reporting
  • Writing the introduction and discussion
  • Writing the title and abstract
  • Writing and publishing protocols (including the reporting guidelines SPIRIT and PRISMA-P)
  • Good writing style
  • Summarising your research for different audiences
  • Choosing a journal and avoiding predators

This course is an abridged version of the UK EQUATOR Centre’s internationally acclaimed EQUATOR Publication School. Read about Publication School 2016 here.

Course details

Thursday 8 to Friday 9 November 2018

The course will take place in the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS, at the University of Oxford. A typical day will run from 9am to 5pm. Fees include lunch, refreshments, and course materials.


£50 for members of NDORMS and students from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes

£95 for staff of the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes

£195 for external/commercial applicants (limited places)