The course was developed in collaboration with a team of five international experts in interpreting results, including a Nature Portfolio journal editor and experienced researchers, statisticians and data scientists. Researchers learn in 12 online lessons how to interpret their scientific findings with more confidence, or mentor others through the process. The modules contain bite-size lessons to provide an accessible, dip in and out format for busy researchers.
Managing Research Data to Unlock its Potential
This course consists of four modules, with four to five hours of learning, all split into bitesize 15-minute lessons. It is designed to develop your data management skills and helps you to understand the benefits of using research data effectively. Throughout the duration of the course you will learn how to create and maintain a data management plan, explore best practices for organizing and storing your data, and evaluate the different options for sharing research data.
Effective Collaboration in Research
This course has been developed for researchers looking to participate in or set up and lead collaborative projects. Taught across three parts, with eight hours of learning, this course helps you to understand the benefits and challenges of collaborative research. The course teaches you key collaborative skills, how to initiate and run successful collaboration and how to maximize your projects.
Scientific Writing and Publishing
This three part course is delivered across 11 hours, split into 10-minute bitesize lessons which means you can dip in and out of modules at your convenience. The course is designed for both those who are new to publishing and those wishing to refresh their skills. Throughout the course you will develop your writing skills and confidence writing for journals, gain an understanding of the editorial process and what editors are looking for and learn best practices for submitting a paper and peer review.
Focus on Peer Review
This course is designed for those new to peer review or those looking to refresh their skills. Taught across three to four hours in 10-minute lessons, the course will help you to understand the importance and responsibilities of peer reviews. You will learn how to prepare a peer review reports and discuss ethics and innovations in peer review.
Persuasive Grant Writing
This course consists of three modules, with 3.5 hours of learning, all split into bitesize 15-minute lessons. It provides a deep-dive into how the application of storytelling principles can yield an advantage for you when writing grant applications. Throughout the duration of the course you will learn how to use narrative tools when writing your grant proposal to make it more informative and persuasive.
Networking for Researchers
This course has been developed for researchers looking to improve their networking skills. Taught across three parts, with four hours of learning, this course helps you to understand how to build stronger relationships within the research community both online and in person. The course teaches you strategies for leveraging your network in order to advance your research or career.
Advancing your Scientific Presentations
The course is to provide you with practical skills to build a compelling slide deck and deliver a successful presentation of your findings, in person and virtually, to your peers. Throughout the course you will explore the strategies that can help to overcome challenges researchers commonly experience when creating and delivering oral presentations.
Data Analysis: Planning and Preparation
This course provides insight and skills to create a successful data analysis plan. Working through all the important stages from preparation to completion and analysis, you will learn processes, key terms and planning skills. There are two modules and three to four hours of learning taught in 20 minute lessons.
Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting
The course was developed in collaboration with ten experts in data analysis including experienced statisticians and data scientists, journal editors and early career researchers. You will learn in three modules how to develop your data analysis skills, or mentor others through the process.
Narrative Tools for Research
This three module course is designed to enhance your communication to peers by exploring the use of narrative tools to tell your research story. The course helps you to understand the benefits of using narrative tools to communicate your research more effectively, and provides you with the skills to build a refined and compelling research story.
Finding Funding Opportunities
The course was developed in collaboration with a team of five experts in obtaining research funding including a former program director at a major funder, experienced researchers and a research management consultant. Researchers learn in eight online lessons how to search, prioritize and select funding opportunities that match their needs, or mentor others through the process.
Experiments: From Idea to Design
The course was developed in collaboration with a team of nine experts in experimental design including experienced researchers and Nature Portfolio journal editors. Researchers learn in four modules how to develop their experimental design skills, select the precise methods and protocols they need to make use of their experimental design.