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Find out how to develop your data analysis skills by taking our new course, Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting.


Learn techniques and strategies to develop your skills, confidence and career


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Bite-sized online lessons with videos and learning activities - or full workshops offering one-to-one expert interaction

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We are delighted to announce that a new course on Interpreting Scientific Results will be launching in Summer 2022

Data Analysis: Planning and Preparing

Maximise the outputs of your data and avoid time-consuming mistakes

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Networking for Researchers

Learn how to network effectively with other researchers

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Persuasive Grant Writing

Learn how to use narrative tools to write convincing grant applications

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Narrative Tools for Researchers

Learn how to share your research story persuasively with your peers

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Effective Collaboration in Research

Learn how to participate in and lead successful collaborations

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Focus on Peer Review

Learn the foundations of good peer review


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One and two-day workshops in scientific writing and publishing

Available to institutions worldwide and now as a virtual workshop

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Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou

Chief Editor, Nature Cell Biology

Chris Surridge

Chief Editor, Nature Plants

Sadaf Shadan

Senior Editor Biology, Nature

David Rueda

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Imperial College London

Karl Ziemelis

Chief Physical Sciences Editor, Nature

Leonie Mueck

Former Senior Editor Physical Sciences, Nature

Gemma Alderton

Former Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Cancer

Federico Levi

Senior Editor, Nature Physics

Adam Brotchie

Former Associate Editor, Nature Reviews Materials

Elizabeth Moylan

Former Senior Editor, Peer Review Strategy and Innovation, Springer Nature

Bart Verberck

Regional Executive Editor, Springer Nature

Cláudio Nunes-Alves

Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology

Darren Burgess

Senior Editor, Nature Reviews Genetics

Andrew Hufton

Chief Editor, Scientific Data

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Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Physics

John Plummer

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Ritu Dhand

Nature Editorial Director, Springer Nature

Nicky Dean

Chief Editor, Nature Energy

Richard White

Chief Editor, Scientific Reports

Tal Nawy

Associate Editor, Nature Methods

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Online course in scientific writing and publishing
Online course on peer review
Workshops in scientific writing and publishing
Alexia Zaromytidou
Chris Surridge
Sadaf Shadan
David Rueda
Karl Ziemelis
Leonie Mueck
Gemma Alderton
Federico Levi
Adam Brotchie
Elizabeth Moylan
Bart Veberck
Claudio Nunes Alves
Darren Burgess
Andrew Hufton
Iulia Georgescu
John Plummer
Ritu Dhand
Nicky Dean
Richard White
Tal Nawy
Medical Research Council (MRC)
UC Berkeley
RMIT University, Australia
Université Paris-Saclay
University of Nottingham