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Fit for purpose: The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles


Course registration is now open and places are strictly limited. Book your place here.


Jam-packed with really practical tips and ideas - June 2018 participant

This course is for early career researchers and students

It covers all you need to know to plan for publication and write up your health-related research study. It focuses on the use of reporting guidelines such as CONSORT and STROBE to maximise the transparency and usability of your research.

You will experience two intense days of learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. We will use group work, discussion, and practical writing exercises to reinforce learning.



Excellent scope - right the way from authorship and journal selection to submission/peer review/dissemination - not just the bits in the middle! - June 2018 participant
  • The importance of publishing responsibly
  • Introduction to reporting guidelines
  • Matching study designs with reporting guidelines
  • Writing the methods and results
  • Good statistical reporting
  • Writing the introduction and discussion
  • Writing the title and abstract
  • Writing and publishing protocols (including the reporting guidelines SPIRIT and PRISMA-P)
  • Good writing style
  • Summarising your research for different audiences
  • Choosing a journal and avoiding predators


Course details

Thursday 8 to Friday 9 November 2018

The course will take place in the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS, at the University of Oxford. A typical day will run from 9am to 5pm. Fees include lunch, refreshments, and course materials.

For more information, please contact Caroline Struthers.


Should be obligatory for all those starting out a PhD - June 2018 participant

£50 for members of NDORMS and Oxford University students (incl. Brookes)

£95 for Oxford University staff (incl. Brookes)

£195 for external applicants (limited places)

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