Nature Masterclasses

Nature Masterclasses provides professional development training for researchers — via workshops, webinars and online courses. The training is delivered by expert academic and professionals, including Nature Research journal editors.

Nature Masterclasses began as a provider of scientific writing and publishing training — drawing on the expertise of journal editors at Nature Research. It has since expanded its training offering to include peer review and collaboration in research. 

Training for your Institution

Nature Masterclasses training is available as online courses, workshops and webinars.

Online training

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NM Webinar
  • 90-minute webinars, covering scientific writing and publishing topics
  • Led by 2 experienced science editors, including at least 1 Nature Research journal editor
  • Available to institutions, for up to 100 researchers at a time
  • Tailored to the publishing experience and discipline of the researchers taking part

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NM Workshop
  • 1-day and 2-day workshops in scientific writing and publishing

  • Offering 1-to-1 interaction with editors and an opportunity for abstract review

  • Available to institutions to host onsite, for 25-30 researchers

  • Delivered by 2 Nature Research journal editors, matched to the subject area of the researchers taking part

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For Institutions/Consortia...

  • Support the professional development of your researchers
  • Improve the quality and visibility of your institution’s research output
  • Save time spent on mentoring researchers

For Researchers...

  • Learn what it takes to publish in top journals
  • Learn how to join, set up and lead collaborative research projects
  • Gain first-hand insight from journal editors and experts in collaboration

A Nature Masterclasses report

Ahead of the launch of their ‘Effective Collaboration in Research’ online course in September 2019, Nature Masterclasses published a report called 'Collaboration in Research'. The report proposes concrete steps that institutions can take to foster collaborative projects, including offering dedicated training in collaboration to their researchers.