Write it clearly: fundamentals of good scientific writing

Provider: Carolyn Newey
For:All PRBB scientists

This course addresses the fundamentals of good scientific writing. It aims to develop confidence in writing skills and create awareness of what makes scientific writing effective. The group will look at well written papers in their field and analyze their content. Special attention will be paid to vocabulary, grammar and style issues.

The course is for anyone who wishes to improve their writing skills within the context of scientific papers. It covers the essentials of achieving coherence and clarity in scientific writing and is suitable both for those who are starting out writing papers and for those who have already published.

Study commitment:

When registering, you should be aware that to get full benefit from this course you will need to complete some homework assignments between sessions. Participants need to commit to attending ALL sessions.


Carolyn Newey is an author’s editor, trainer and consultant who has been editing biomedical texts in close collaboration with scientists and physicians in Barcelona for over 20 years. Carolyn speaks Catalan and Spanish and has an in-depth understanding of the linguistic needs of native speakers of these languages.

"Highly recommended to researcher of all levels" Edition 2017.
"I wish I had done this course before." Edition 2016.

Dates: Place/time: Capacity: State:  
6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th & 22nd November 2017 Marie Curie room
16:00 - 18:00
15 Registration open   Register here!
7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd November 2017 Marie Curie room
16:00 - 18:00
15 Registration open   Register here!

PLEASE NOTE that there are 2 editions of this course open.
The course is targeted at non-native English speakers. A high level of English is required. If in doubt about your English level, please contact the PRBB Intervals office.

For any questions or comments please email intervals@prbb.org.

Finished editions:

8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd & 25th May 2017
31st January, 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th February 2017
26th, 29th September, 3rd, 6th, 10th & 11th October 2016
30th May, 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th & 16th June 2016
15th , 18th , 22th , 25th , 29th February and 3rd March 2016
5th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 19th and 22nd October 2015 (Mondays and Thursdays, BUT the 13th Oct that is Tuesday)
9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th March 2015
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May and 5th and 12th June 2014
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February & 5th & 12th March 2014
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May & 6th June 2013
13th, 20th, 27th February and 6th, 13th & 20th March 2013
24th & 31st May and 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June
23rd February, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 12th April 2012
2nd, 9th, 16th, 21st, 30th June and 7th July 2011