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Scientific Writing Courses

Group photos of participants at KNUST (above) and UG (below) January 2013.

Objective

To strengthen research quality and output by focusing on collaboration between researchers and by improving the skills in scientific writing.

Outline

  • Prior to the workshops, draft manuscripts will be circulated among the participants and they will be asked to review and comment on at least three-four manuscripts.
  • During the workshop recommendations on manuscript improvement will be given, and plans for revising the manuscripts will be made. Formal teaching and training in scientific writing and reviewing will be given.
  • Following the workshops, participants are expected to submit their manuscripts to a journal within a six-month period.

The workshops will further be used for enhancing interdisciplinary research net-working through joint discussions on manuscripts.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

At the end of the course, i.e. after completion of Module I and Module II, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the scientific writing process and its key stages;
  • Identify what constitutes a research problem to be addressed in a scientific paper;
  • Organize and compose a scientific paper in accordance with the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) model;
  • Analyze and review scientific papers in terms of key messages, scientific quality, consistency, justification and relevance;
  • Acknowledge the benefits of working in teams in scientific writing and describe the rules of co-authorship;
  • Reflect on the ethics in scientific writing

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

  • Teaching team: Senior Adviser Peter Furu (Univeristy of Copenhagen), Ass. Prof. Christian Pilegaard Hansen (Univeristy of Copenhagen), Prof. R. C. Abaidoo, Prof. S. N. Odai, Prof. William Oduro (KNUST)
  • Contact: Peter Furu furu@sund.ku.dk; Robert Abaidoo abaidoorc@yahoo.com; Odai snodai@yahoo.com; William Oduro williamoduro@yahoo.co.uk
  • Timing and Duration: Part 1: 18-20 January, 2013. Part 2: 16-18 April, 2013.

DESCRIPTION and PROGRAMME (MODULE 1) and PARTICIPANT LIST

ACTIVITY COMPLETION REPORT

University of Ghana

  • Teaching team: Prof. Henrik Balslev (Aarhus University), Senior Adviser Peter Furu (Univeristy of Copenhagen), Ass. Prof. Christian Pilegaard Hansen (Univeristy of Copenhagen), Prof. Kwadwo Koram (UG)
  • Contact: Henrik Balslev Henrik.Balslev@biology.au.dk; Prof. Kwadwo Koram (kkoram@ug.edu.gh; kkoram@noguchi.mimcom.org)
  • Timing and Duration:  Part 1: 11, 14-15 January, 2013. Part 2: 19 April and 22-23 April 2013.

DESCRIPTION and PROGRAMME (MODULE 1) and PARTICIPANT LIST

PROGRAMME (MODULE 2)

ACTIVITY COMPLETION REPORT

 

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