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Which Nature Masterclasses course should you take?

From designing your experiments to advancing your career, Nature Masterclasses offers online courses that cover the whole research cycle. Take this quiz to find out our top recommendations for you.


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


High-quality training delivered by Nature Portfolio journal Editors and academic and professional experts


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

New and upcoming courses

Getting an Academic Research Position

Coming soon! Learn how to take your next career step, into either a postdoc or faculty role

Subscriptions available to institutions

Experiments: From Idea to Design

New! Learn to develop, plan, and refine robust and impactful experiments

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Finding Funding Opportunities

New! Learn how to find the best fitting funding opportunities for you

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Data Analysis: Planning and Preparing

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

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Effective Collaboration in Research

Learn how to participate in and lead successful collaborations

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Focus on Peer Review

Learn the foundations of good peer review


Interpreting Scientific Results

Learn how to interpret scientific findings with more confidence

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Narrative Tools for Researchers

Learn how to share your research story persuasively with your peers

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Networking for Researchers

Create and nurture professional relationships for mutual benefit

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

Persuasive Grant Writing

Learn how to use narrative tools to write convincing grant applications

Subscriptions available to institutions | Free sample available

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Discover how our platform works and what we can do for you

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One and two-day workshops in scientific writing and publishing

Available to institutions worldwide and now as a virtual workshop

Our Experts

Bhramar Mukherjee

Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

Julienne Stroeve

Professor and Canada 150 Chair, University of Manitoba

Magdalena Skipper

Editor in Chief, Nature
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Managing Editor, Careers & Supplements, Springer Nature

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Feedback from researchers

Post-doctoral student, USA [Online course]

"I like how the topics are broken up. The shortness of the videos allows me to fit them in between work and research."

Post-doctoral student, Italy [Online course]

"As an early-career research it is invaluable to me (and likely will save my mentor some time)…"

PhD student, China [Workshop]

"I can't wait to put into practice what I learnt in my subsequent works."

Post-doctoral student, Germany [Online course]

"It was very easy to dip in and out of a module and pick up some information in a short space of time."

PhD student, Norway [Online course]

"The opportunity to through my abstract with the editors was fantastic…The workshop booklet is a great resource to take home with me."

PhD student, United Kingdom [Workshop]

"Editors were approachable as well as knowledgeable. Worth the investment as it was engaging throughout."

PhD student, China [Workshop]

"I like this kind of workshop, from which I learned a lot, so I'm more confident and know what need to do."

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