Three-day Intensive Scientific Writing Workshop

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Date(s) - 28/03/2022 - 30/03/2022
All Day

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Three-day intensive course tailored for young researchers. Work on your own manuscript during the course. 

Time and Place : 28-30 March, 2022 at  Kirkebyfjellet, Meråker

Registration deadline: 15 February

Please register HERE (your place is not confirmed until you hear back from us)

Only five places are available for IBA. Priority will be given to those with manuscripts (PhD students/research track students > postdocs).

IBA invites, in collaboration with Digital Life Norway Research School, its members to join for a three-day workshop on scientific writing, tailor-made for PhD candidates and postdocs in biotechnology (animal data, human data, plan data and computation/theoretical models)

All expenses (travel, hotel, diet, and course fee) covered for IBA PhD students/research track students and postdocs.


The workshop will be led by Dr Daniel Soule, an experienced academic writing trainer, and is aiming to provide structure, advice, and motivation for writing a paper for publication. There will be a balance between plenary sessions, group discussions, individual writing time, and one-to-one work with an experienced academic editor. Participants are expected to work on their own papers during the workshop, and in case there will be a waitlist, priority will be given to participants with a draft manuscript. After the workshop, participants can continue to work on their manuscripts and send their draft to Daniel Soule for direct editorial feedback.


  • Planning and editing
  • Understanding the writing process
  • Breaking down the structure of papers to generate writing goals
  • Techniques for being an effective writer
  • Understanding the stylistic demands of journals

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should be well on their way to producing a draft of their research paper. In addition, they will learn more about the writing and publication process. The course gives 1 ECTS for PhD students.

Required materials

Participants need to bring a manuscript draft or any other material, such as literature searches or data analysis, which they can draw on through the workshop, in addition to a laptop. Participants must also bring a copy of an article from the journal they wish to submit their paper to. A comprehensive workbook and a ‘Guide to Academic Punctuation’ will be handed out during the workshop.

Practical arrangements

All participants will have their travel and hotel accommodation costs covered. We will also cover the course fee (semester fee) and all meals for the duration of the program (PhD students, research track students and postdocs). Membership in IBA is a precondition for participation.


IBA-related matters: Tina Svingerud,

Practical information about the course Rosalie Zwiggelaar from Digital Life Norway Research School  (