NIeCer 103: Scientific Writing in Health Research

By Multifaculty   |   Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) - NIE
Learners enrolled: 4477
About the course
Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR], National Institute of Epidemiology [NIE], has been offering online programs on bio-medical and public health research-  the ‘NIE-ICMR e-Certificate’ – NieCer courses since 2016. The third in this series, NIeCer 103: Scientific Writing in Health Research, is a course on scientific writing for health researchers.  Communicating research findings to the scientific community is the responsibility of every researcher.
Our course will explain the fundamental concepts in drafting a scientific manuscript to effectively communicate research findings. It will provide an overview of the steps and principles involved in organizing a manuscript logically and sequentially within a structure. It will also introduce writing styles and formatting guidelines to be adhered to while drafting a scientific manuscript. We expect this course to be useful to individuals interested in improving their scientific writing skills and enhancing their publication profile.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : Self Paced
Category :
  • Health research
Level : Certificate

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Course layout

Course syllabus

Argument matrix & Background
Argument matrix
How to set the background of your article 

Reference management & Methods
Referencing using Zotero
How to write methods section?

Results & data sharing
Tables and figures
How to write results section?
Data sharing policy

Discussion & Additional information
How to write a discussion?
How to write a title, abstract & list keywords?
Additional information

Publication ethics &Submission of manuscript
Publication ethics
How to choose a journal for submission?
Responding to peer review
Scientific writing style

Course process

Course timeline

Books and references

2. Guidance on Scientific Writing- Equator Network. https://www.equator-network.org/library/guidance-on-scientific-writing/

3. Kotz D, Cals J. Scientific writing and publishing in medicine and health sciences: A quick guide in English and German.
Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter; 2021.

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Course certificate

Participants who obtain a minimum score of 70% will be awarded an e-verifiable course completion certificate at the end of the cycle.

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