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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 Nature Portfolio journal editors. We expanded our training by launching two more online courses, Focus on Peer Review in 2016, and Effective Collaboration in Research, 2019. Our online offering grew further in 2020, with two new courses, Managing Research Data to Unlock its Full Potential and Narrative Tools for Researchers. To-date, over 50,000 researchers from over 180 countries have benefited from our training.

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Scientific storytelling training

With our online course Narrative Tools for Researchers, researchers will learn how to improve their scientific communication using storytelling techniques.

This course has been developed in conjunction with expert science journalists, journal editors, science communication trainers and active researchers who employ narrative tools in their own research outputs.

Data management training

Our online course Managing Research Data to Unlock its Full Potential provides researchers with the skills and knowledge to excel in managing and sharing their research data.

The course has been developed with expertise from academia, institutional data support, funding bodies and data curation and publishing.

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.

Scientific writing and publishing training

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

The training is available in two formats: 

An online course | Workshops

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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 Nature Portfolio journal editors, the course offers a comprehensive overview of peer review.

Interested in our peer review training?

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Training in research collaboration
Training in scientific writing and publishing
Peer review training