Apr 4 – 6, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Workshop Goal:

The goal of this workshop is to help publishing scientists develop a more impartial, analytical view of scientific writing, to better understand their readers as the focus for their scientific communication, and to make them more efficient writers and editors. Their writing
will no longer be driven by a standard formula for How? to write a paper, but will be inspired by the question Why?
Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the structure of scientific papers, with a renewed focus on the purpose of each section and the connections between them. They will gain a global framework for conceptualising the entire publishing process, how to
create an expectation in the reader and then deliver on that expectation, and how to make the qualitative jump from a passive scientific account to an active scientific argument.
Finally, we will explore some common problems of language construction that make scientists’ writing unclear, and why we are prone to these problems; we will practice some intuitive editing tools to address them.

Workshop Content:

• Five stages of Publishing
• Who is my reader?
• Destination and Roadmap
• Building structure and connectivity
• From scientific report to a scientific argument
• Scientific writing in English – words, sentences, and paragraphs

Training Methods:

This is a highly interactive online training workshop with extensive elements of partner work, exercises, group discussion, and including some offline homework tasks. We use innovative online tools combined with proven didactic techniques to reproduce as much as
possible a real workshop situation. We place a special emphasis on sharing and learning from participants’ own expertise and experience. To increase impact and applicability, we work with real-life cases from the participants whenever possible. We may ask participants
to reserve time for individual preparatory work before the workshop, and between each session.

Time: April 4th, 5th, 6th; every day from 9.30 am to 1 pm

Place: Online

Please note: This workshop is primarily for HIDSS4Health doctoral researchers. Other interested doctoral researchers can join the waiting list. We will inform you if there are still spots left.

Application for this event is currently open.