Open courses for individual researchers, online

Individual researchers can now experience our online training in publishing and writing without needing to book through their institution

Online training for individual researchers

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest type of course, designed to give you the opportunity to attend a Cofactor online course, with guidance from Cofactor trainers, even if your institution hasn’t booked any courses from us, or if you are an independent researcher.


Researchers at all levels, including early career researchers, postdocs, senior postdocs, and group leaders in science technology, engineering, medicine and social sciences


Everything will be online, so you can be anywhere in the world, at home or at your institution


The course runs over 5 weeks, and includes weekly video conferencing sessions (within UK office hours) with two Cofactor trainers



Join with others to learn

Work with researchers from institutions in various institutions and countries to learn, and see how writing and publishing practices differ

Expert guidance

Get guidance from two Cofactor trainers in the live sessions


Online networking

Our open courses will use Gather, a proximity-chat platform, to enable more natural interactions between trainers and participants, so that you can network and get to know others more easily

Why Cofactor?

Cofactor courses aim to inform, inspire and include


We inform with insider insights from a journals expert, updated regularly


We inspire participants to consider open science and open scholarship

More about our values


We aim to include everyone through our work on equality and accessibility

More about inclusion

What participants say about our training

“The course was jam packed full of content and actionable points/ideas that you can do straight away to improve your publication success.”

Liz Hughes, Daphne Jackson Trust, UK

“I really liked that I got to see the whole process of publishing a paper from a distant point of view. When you are in the process of publishing a paper, you usually get lost in the details and this course helped me to distance myself from that and to focus on the main points. ”

Participant, ZI Mannheim, Germany

“The course really opened my eyes to other ways of publishing other than just choosing the journal suggested by my supervisor.”

Participant, Daphne Jackson Trust, UK

Free impact guide!

Get your free guide to getting more impact out of the research publications your institution produces.
Written especially for department heads, group leaders and researcher developers by Anna Sharman PhD, this guide gives you six valuable tips for publishing impact.
To get it, just sign up to receive emails from Cofactor.
Bonus! You will then receive a series of emails with useful tips on writing, publishing, training and more.


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