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AuthorAid are running a free, taught eLearning course in research writing, covering all aspects of writing research papers for publication in peer reviewed journals. The main topics covered will be literature reviews, publication ethics, targeting the right journals, and writing and publishing papers. It is designed for early career researchers in developing countries, and runs for six weeks. 
You MUST register for this course by 26th October at the very latest (this is the end of the induction week, so earlier is better). You should plan to spend about 4 to 5 hours per week on the course to complete the given lessons and activities. You can study in your own time. There will be no live sessions or face-to-face meetings. There will however be some deadlines in the course. You should have regular access to the Internet, but a high-bandwidth connection is not necessary. The course lessons and activities are largely text-based.
This course is recommended alongside Global Health Trials' Writing and Publishing Skills month, which runs throughout November. Do sign up today to take the course, and keep checking Global Health Trials for other events such as 'ask the expert' panels, resources and guidance. 
Click here for more information and to apply. 

  • katnagaish katnagaish 23 Oct 2015


  • I got the enrollment key but it won't work on the webpage. In addition, there is no way to contact the web managers for help. What can I do?

  • I got the enrollment key but it won't work on the webpage. In addition, there is no way to contact the web managers for help. What can I do?

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 26 Oct 2015

    Dear Afisulahi

    I have contacted the AuthorAid team - they say:

    I would advise trying both copying and pasting the enrolment key AND manually typing it in. Sometimes it’s easy to copy an extra space.

    Can you please try both these? It is also advisable to try different web browsers in case this makes a difference. If you have further problems please private message us and we will put you in contact with them directly.

    Kind regards
    The Editorial Team

  • lethivietnga le thi viet nga 10 Nov 2015

    I can't connect to webpage.

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 10 Nov 2015


    the web link may not be working because the course began on 26th Oct, and as it's a taught course you can't join late. However, do look our for AuthorAid's next course - in the meanwhile you could take one of the BMJ's free eLearning courses in publications (see our 'publications' page.

    Kind regards
    The Editorial Team