A selection of the praise that Cofactor has received from clients

Workshop participants

I liked the discussions, especially in the smaller groups, the amazing tutors, readily available course material on the Moodle and the youtube videos (listening to someone speak/teach is always better than text).

Rebecca Nzawa, participant in online course, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi

The course was very participatory and the breakout sessions provided a platform to reflect on lessons we drew out of the reading materials and discuss emerging issues to improve on our writing and I think that was very hands on and helpful.

Melody Sakara, participant in online course, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi

Incredibly informative & useful, in particular the introduction of new tools

Jessica Renzella, participant, Oxford University, UK

Useful to do the practical exercises and think critically about how to make my papers clearer for others

Hannah Ralph, participant, Oxford University, UK

Very clear and straightforward approach from an experienced speaker

Darlan Candido, participant, Oxford University, UK

It was really useful to go through all the writing style parts. I had picked up various habits and it is good to know which are good practice and which are not! Also a lot of information regarding choosing where to publish and what then happens which is great. A lot seemed like things supervisors assume you know. 

Anna Jackson, participant, University of Kent, UK

It provided useful insights on how journals are ranked and interesting information on how to publicise my paper

Sophia Oikonomidou, participant, University of Kent, UK

To anyone trying to get a paper published, it talks through the entire process very well

Matthew Boakes, participant, University of Kent, UK

It provided invaluable information in both writing papers and choosing journals

Jamie Pont, participant, University of Kent, UK

Very thorough overview and explanation behind scientific writing and publishing

Garan O’Grady, participant, University of Kent, UK

I have gained a lot of new knowledge about the journal submission process/review etc, about how to choose journals and what to write in abstracts/papers.

Participant, Open University, UK

It covered a lot of aspects regarding research papers and issues that I hadn’t previously considered such as copyright.

Participant, University of Cambridge, UK

This course was superb!

Dylan Feldner-Busztin, participant in online course, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

I liked the video presentation. It was clear, perfect and completely sound. The trainers exhibited a great deal of professionalism too.

Isaac Oppong, participant in online course, University of Kent, UK

A very thorough workshop which has made the process of paper writing less daunting

Andrea Snelling, participant, Nottingham University, UK

Very informative, challenged assumptions about how and what to write

William Hayden Jones, participant, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Very well structured with a wealth of knowledge. Easy to follow with good examples on how to plan and write a paper

Tim Church, participant, University College London, UK

Very comprehensive introduction about publication in science journals

Yongjian Wang, participant, King’s College London, UK

The course improved my skills on how to write a persuasive abstract and instructions on how to choose a journal

Fabiana Corsi-Zuelli, participant, King’s College London, UK

This has dramatically improved my understanding of the publishing process

Stuart Smith, participant, King’s College London, UK

Filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge … should be compulsory

Iain Watson, participant, King’s College London, UK

It contains a lot of information that researchers are typically expected to learn by ‘osmosis’

Victoria Boyes, participant, King’s College London, UK

The course was excellent and very well-delivered. There was a real sense of professionalism – it would be difficult to improve on this course.

Nice to have a professional with an in-depth industry knowledge offer training and advice.

I think this course will make you a better researcher and not just help you get published.

Participants, King’s College London, UK

This course was delivered very differently from others that I’ve been on. Most courses provided very vague, intuitive tips that sound sensible but provide a very limited idea of the publishing process. The course… was full of useful, realistic information and was delivered in a very direct way. It felt as if they were getting to the real ‘meat’ of the process. It was also very refreshing to be reminded why we do science in the first place – for passion and the good of the public – in the midst of an obsession with impact factors.

Mireya Cristina Vazquez-Prada Ansald, participant in online course, University of Kent, UK

Content is very relevant and clear, good ideas on how to structure thoughts and ideas. There were many things I was not aware of before I took this course

Sowiabh Bhide, participant, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

It helped clarify and build upon things I already partly knew but now have more confidence in my knowledge

David Armstrong, participant, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK

A good blend of presentation and on-hand experience. Quality was excellent

Nirov Thacker, participant, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

I didn’t understand open access before or certain concepts, I do now

Marcia Costa, participant, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Provided information on publishing that could not be found online

Arinaitwe Emmanuel, participant, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Course had the right amount of information and combination of theory and practice

Liana Gynn, participant, University of the West of England, UK

Relevant and specific to my research area and appreciated the personal feedback on my abstract

Loryn Halliday, participant, Kingston University, UK

Very informative, full of practices and take home study materials for future references, and in clear English

Interactive and strongly linked to papers that are going to be written by the participants themselves

This workshop was practical oriented. And I got so important constructive comments for my own abstract that improved it a lot.

Participants, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium