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EQUATOR Publication School: April, June and November 2019


Make sure your research articles are fit for purpose!
Learn the secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating your research


Jam-packed with really practical tips and ideas

June 2018 participant

This course covers all you need to know to plan for publication and write up your health-related research study. It focuses on the use of reporting guidelines such as CONSORT and STROBE to maximise the transparency and usability of your research.

You will experience two intense days of learning led by methodological and writing experts from the UK EQUATOR Centre and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine. We will use group work, discussion, and practical writing exercises to reinforce learning.


Excellent scope – right the way from authorship and journal selection to submission/peer review/dissemination – not just the bits in the middle!

June 2018 participant

  • The importance of publishing responsibly
  • Introduction to reporting guidelines
  • Matching study designs with reporting guidelines
  • Writing the methods and results
  • Good statistical reporting
  • Writing the introduction and discussion
  • Writing the title and abstract
  • Writing and publishing protocols (including the reporting guidelines SPIRIT and PRISMA-P)
  • Good writing style
  • Summarising your research for different audiences
  • Choosing a journal and avoiding predators


Should be obligatory for all those starting out a PhD

June 2018 participant

There are three Publication School courses running in 2019, all in the Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS at the University of Oxford Headington campus.  They will all take place on a Thursday and Friday.  The dates are 11-12 April, 13-14 June and 7-8 November. The day runs from 9am to 5pm.  Fees include lunch, refreshments, and course materials.

Please note the course is primarily designed for early-career researchers and students.  Email Caroline Struthers (caroline.struthers@csm.ox.ac.uk) for more information if you’re unsure.

Maximum number of places available is 24.


£50 for members of NDORMS and students from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes
£95 for staff of the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes
£195 for external/commercial applicants (limited places)

Registration opens soon. To register you interest email Caroline Struthers (caroline.struthers@csm.ox.ac.uk). Join our mailing list to hear about this and other EQUATOR courses and events.

Alternatively, click on the links below and you will receive an email as soon as registration opens

11-12 April 2019 – click here
13-14 June 2019 – click here
7-8 November 2019 – click here

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