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SYSTEMS skills

How to read a scientific paper using common sense and AI


The goal of this course is to help participants to read scientific literature in a more systematic way, with processes and appropriate tools to help gather, manage, and extract scientific evidence from the literature.






This workshop we will cover basic competencies for one of the most common and important tasks for early stage researchers: gather, manage, and extract scientific evidence from the literature. The workshop will review key competencies and processes to digest the literature in a systematic way, highlighting also some practical tools to speed up this process.

You will learn about:

  • Establishing a workflow
  • Finding and managing the information
  • Extracting information from the literature in a systematic way
  • Using AI tools to get things done

Study commitment

Before the course the trainer will send a simple preparatory task and some reading material

Other relevant information

Please note that you'll need to bring a laptop for this workshop.

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to


Finished editions
  • 2024 Edition 1, Trimester 1: January, IN-PERSON : 23/01/2024


Gavin Lucas & Lisa Saemisch
Gavin Lucas & Lisa Saemisch

Gavin Lucas is a biomedical scientist with more than 13 years of experience in research and scientific publishing, and 10 years of experience as an author’s editor, consultant and trainer.

Lisa Saemisch is a physicist with a PhD in Photonics and more than 8 years of experience as a publishing researcher. She has also extensive experience as project manager and trainer.