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The ISN Clinical Research Program helps to advance the start-up of research in low and middle income countries through several initiatives and programs for which it provides grants. Since 2013, the ISN has been sending some of the individuals leading these projects to an annual Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) run at the Mario Negri Institute in Italy. This Academy provides them with intensive tutored support to enhance their writing skills in nephrology. Until 2016 the course was co-supported by the Fondazione della Comunità Bergamesca and Fluorseals SPA.

From 2017 onwards, ISN started to organize its own Scientific Writing Course (SWC). The first course took place in Bangalore (India) and was jointly funded by the ISN-ANIO Committee.

ISN is willing to also offer this opportunity to other regions of the world and hence seeks bidding from local/regional organizations.

The ISN Clinical Research Program helps to advance the start-up of research in low and middle income countries through several initiatives and programs for which it provides grants. Since 2013, the ISN has been sending some of the individuals leading these projects to an annual Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) run at the Mario Negri Institute in Italy. This Academy provides them with intensive tutored support to enhance their writing skills in nephrology. Until 2016 the course was co-supported by the Fondazione della Comunità Bergamesca and Fluorseals SPA.

From 2017 onwards, ISN started to organize its own Scientific Writing Course (SWC). The first course took place in Bangalore (India) and was jointly funded by the ISN-ANIO Committee.

ISN is willing to also offer this opportunity to other regions of the world and hence seeks bidding from local/regional organizations.

Course Format

Course Format

The ISN Scientific Writing Course is a three days course given by experts in the field of scientific writing to Medical/Biomedical/PhD students (or equivalent) to improve their scientific writing skills.

English-based tutorials will be delivered by a group of international and local expert scientists.

The course consists of a series of lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The course will help physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specializations fine-tune their writing skills.

Teaching method and content

During this course, talented investigators who are in the process of writing a manuscript are guided step-by-step to proficiently review and complete their manuscripts based on world-class methods.

The course consists of a series of didactic lectures, group activity, demonstrations and interactive discussions. It includes a process of critical analysis, constructive feedback and sharing of experiences in the field of research.

The participants should ideally come away with:

  • The necessary knowledge base to succeed in publishing scientific papers in top international journals or to prepare a grant application
  • An in-depth understanding of scientific peer-review publishing
  • How to best present their work in general
  • Inspiration and motivation to write but also to do more basic research and launch projects in their own countries
  • A better basis for undertaking and/or setting up international collaborative efforts
  • Ability to write cover letters, write reviews and evaluate the work of others
  • Ability to plan and outline papers in an organized, systematic way, and to incorporate their colleagues’ suggestions and observations.

Eligibility criteria

Application period to open very soon.

Fifteen to twenty participants/year will be accepted for each ISN Scientific Writing Course.

Applicants Eligibility criteria

The course is open to ISN members who:
• are young scientists (age <40y) and work predominantly in clinical research (ie health research requiring approval from a human ethics board) and basic research
• are able to initiate research and conduct research
• have at least one manuscript published in a peer reviewed journal, or who have other indicators of high potential in clinical research
• are demonstrably motivated to improve their scientific writing skills

Seats are limited to 20 participants. Priority will be given to those who are from the country and the ISN region where the ISN Scientific Writing Course is organized

Host the 2019 SWC

 Host  the 2019 ISN SWC

Do you want to host the next Scientific Writing Course?
We are seeking bids from interested organizations. Apply by March 1, 2019!

Why should you apply to host the next SWC?

  • It is a unique opportunity for you to participate in the ISN's activities of promoting clinical research
  • The ISN contributes to the logistics and coordination of the event by collecting and reviewing the applications from participants
  • Disseminate the course across the ISN community and reach an international network of professionals in the field
  • Grant your published professionals the opportunity to share their knowledge among their peers.

Learn more

Click here to apply

Check out our success stories from previous years

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India's students join the Science Writing Course

Participants of ISN SWA 2017

ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017

Past SWC

2017 SWC

2018 SWC

 

The 2017 Scientific Writing Course was held from 25 until 27 May 2017 in Bangalore, India! 

This first ISN Scientific Writing Course was sponsored by the ISN-ANIO. isn anio logo

The following annual Scientific Writing Courses are to rotate to other regions of the world.
Priority was given to applicants from India and the South Asia region.

Final Program

Final Program 2017 Scientific Writing Course is available here.

What does the ISN cover?

  • ISN covers the lessons, accommodation and meals. These are arranged by ISN.
  • ISN will reimburse economy airfare and airport transfers for a maximum of $500 USD based on the geographic location of the successful applicants.

End-Of-Training

After attending the ISN Scientific Writing Course, ISN participants are asked to submit online a 1 page report of their experience (with photos if possible) via the online form here.

How to apply?

Application submission is closed. Submission deadline was 15 February 2017.

Applications have been reviewed and scored by the Clinical Research Committee with representatives from the local (host) organization. Applicants have been notified about the outcome of their application end of March 2017.

 

The 2018 Scientific Writing Course in South Asia will be held from 4 to 6 October 2018 in Bangalore, India.
This second SWC is co-sponsored by the ISN-ANIO. isn anio logo

The goal of this course is to help physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specializations fine-tune their writing skills in order to give them the tools to high quality scientific writing skills.

Program

Preliminary Program 2018 Scientific Writing Course is available here.

What does the ISN cover?

  • ISN covers the lessons, accommodation and meals. These are arranged by ISN.
  • ISN will reimburse economy airfare and airport transfers for a maximum of $500 USD based on the geographic location of the successful applicants.

End-Of-Training

After attending the ISN Scientific Writing Course, ISN participants are asked to submit online a 1 page report of their experience (with photos if possible) via the online form here.

How to apply?

Application submission is closed. Submission deadline was 15 July 2018.

Applications will be reviewed and scored by the Clinical Research Committee with representatives from the local (host) organization. All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application end of August 2018.

More information? Email swc@theisn.org

 

Contacts

Any question? Please email us at swc@theisn.org

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