AuthorAID's Mentoring Service for research writing

Do you need a mentor? Or could you become a mentor for another researcher?

AuthorAID offer a free mentoring programme for researchers in LMICs, aiming to help early-career researchers contact experienced researchers and editors in order to get help with research writing skills. Do you need a mentor? Or could you become a mentor ... Read more


Due to high demand, Global Health Trials is delighted to hold Research Writing and Publication Skills Month in November 2015.

We are working with excellent partners across the world, including the British Medical Journal, EQUATOR, and AuthorAid to bring you numerous events, resources, and learning opportunities. Just for a taste of things to come, other events linked to Writing and ... Read more

What is a Systematic Review? 

Ever wondered what is involved in a systematic review, and what the Cochrane Collaboration do? This excellent and clear article explains what a systematic review is, why, and how it is carried out. Click here to access the article, and visit the Cochrane Collaboration website for further information. 


Elsevier - free lecture "Dealing with Reviewers' Comments" 

Elsevier's Publishing Campus offers various lectures and courses in publishing skills, including an excellent lecture on how to respond to reviewers. Paul Cumine shares some useful tips in this webinar to help you deal with the review and swiftly prepare your paper for the next stage of acceptance. In the case your paper is rejected, how do you deal with the comments then? Perhaps you need further clarification and additional background to the decision. These questions will also be answered by Paul with some sound advice that will greatly help you when you come to resubmit your manuscript. Click this link to register (it's free) and access the lecture. 


Free iPhone App For Critical Appraisal Skills for research papers - CASP. 

A research group led by Dr Juan Cabello has released a practical application which will help researchers to interpret research papers and understand research. It is a free app which works on iphone in both English and Spanish. It helps researchers appraise eight kinds of studies, storing your results so that you can easily access them in future.

Read more here!





The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. 

The EQUATOR group provides excellent, high-quality checklists and resources for research of different types, including RCTs and observational studies. Click the logo to visit their site.

AuthorAID is a global network that provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in developing countries. They are currently running a free, taught eLearning course, and have an excellent resource library and mentorship scheme, which we highly recommend. Resources are available in English and Spanish. Click the logo to visit the site.

Extensive Toolkits available from EQUATOR - visit this resource library for resources on planning and conducting research, writing up your research, data sharing, ethical guidelines, etc. 



Global Mental Health Communications Toolkit 

Mental Health Innovation (MHN), a global community of mental health innovators, have released a toolkit which will help researchers communicate their findings to stakeholders. The toolkit is aimed at mental health research but can be applied to other types of research, and we recommend it because it is pragmatic and very detailed. The toolkit will help readers to know:

  1. How to package your key messages to make them remembered and acted upon by your stakeholders.
  2. How to plan your communications methods and activities to achieve your project and policy objectives.
  3. How to produce perfect communications products, including impact summaries, blogs, infographics and policy briefs, to communicate your key messages to your stakeholders.
 You can read more and download the toolkit here.



Research to Publication is an eLearning programme for early career academics in healthcare research brought to you by the BMJ. This programme offers a comprehensive set of stand-alone, self-study modules that lets learners choose what to study, and do so at their own pace. Focused entirely on medical research, Research to Publication draws on the expertise of The BMJ's research editors and UCSF's academics to guide learners through the entire process from designing a study, to seeing it published in an international journal. Click on the logo to visit the site.

Research4Life's Authorship Skills modules engages you in a series of readings, hands-on activities and/or group discussions along with assignments designed to help you address many issues in the publishing process. The course covers how to read a scientific paper, how to write a scientific paper, intellectual property, strategies for effective writing, web bibliographies, and FAQs. Click the logo to access the course.

Inter-Biotech's free course is designed to help you successfully publish biomedical papers in English. It provides a full outline of the preparation of manuscripts with regards to planning, style, structure and composition. It has six sections, covering scientific writing, prewriting, composition of a paper, publishing, English usage, and technical points/grammer. Click the logo to access the course.