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Professional development training for researchers to build their skills, confidence and careers

Introducing Nature Masterclasses


Nature Masterclasses has been developed by Nature Research to provide professional development training for researchers. Nature Research is part of Springer Nature, a leading academic and educational publisher. Nature Research's flagship publication is Nature, a weekly multidisciplinary journal first published in 1869.

Nature Masterclasses began as a provider of scientific writing and publishing training — drawing on the expertise of journal editors at Nature Research. In 2016, we expanded our training to peer reviewers with the launch of our second online course, Focus on Peer Review. And 2019 sees the launch of our third course, Effective Collaboration in Research. To-date, over 50,000 researchers from over 180 countries have benefited from our training.

2011

Nature Masterclasses was established — offering workshops in scientific writing and publishing

2015

Launched online and webinar training

2016

Launched our second online course, Focus on Peer Review

2019

Launched our third course, Effective Collaboration in Research

Scientific writing and publishing training


Our scientific writing and publishing training is delivered by journal editors from Nature Research — giving researchers a real insight into publishing, direct from a publisher.

The training is available in three formats: 

An online course | Workshops | Webinars

Research collaboration training


Our online course Effective Collaboration in Research supports researchers who are participating in, or setting up and leading, collaborative projects.

The course is delivered by academics, funders, journal editors and experts in academia-industry collaborations.

Interested in our publishing or collaboration training?

Peer review training


Our online course on peer review, Focus on Peer Review, is free to access by registering on our website.

Delivered by active researchers and journal editors from Nature Research, the course offers a comprehensive overview of peer review.

Interested in our peer review training?

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About Nature Masterclasses
Nature Masterclasses was developed by Nature Research
Training in scientific writing and publishing
Training in research collaboration
Peer review training