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Effective scientific writing for journal articles, reports and theses

We teach researchers how to write quickly and clearly when dealing with complex scientific subjects.

Our expert trainers have published and reviewed numerous research articles in top journals and bring both technical and editorial expertise to the subject of scientific writing. Our clients in academia and industry consistently report a boost in publication rates and better writing quality from staff at all career stages following our courses.

Master class in writing successful grants

Our aim is to help people better plan and communicate their ideas and get their proposals funded.

Our trainers have a long history of successful grants and fellowships and offer insider knowledge from their experiences as reviewers on grant panels and as consultants who help donors write funding calls. Scriptoria grant writing courses teach the same methods we use as a company to organise and win multimillion pound bids with our partners across sectors.

Communications workshops for engaging non-specialists

Whether we’re teaching healthcare workers how to engage with patients, scientists to communicate their work to the public, or programme staff how to advocate to change policies, our focus is on clear effective communications.

Scriptoria’s client-tailored communications courses help participants develop and deliver effective messages to target stakeholders including REF2021 panels. Our trainers give critical insight and tips based on Scriptoria’s experience developing and implementing communications strategies for a range of international clients, including development programmes, donors, governments and private sector groups.

Project and programme management training

Our management-level courses build capacity in leaders for all stages of their project cycle, from bid writing to implementation to programme closure.

Scriptoria has a strong track record in managing and delivering complex projects for a range of clients for nearly 20 years. Our consultants now deliver specialised training courses to individuals or groups in management roles to build the skills needed to lead anything from small-scale, short-term projects to collaborative, international research programmes. We train clients in academia (including postdocs), industry, and government.

Training services examples



Since 2011, Scriptoria has provided training for staff at the multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca at its bases in Sweden, the US and across the UK (Macclesfield, Granta Park, Cambridge and Alderley Park).

We deliver courses to biomedical researchers to help them write clearly and succinctly for internal and client reports as well as for scientific journals, so that AstraZeneca can better disseminate the results from its extensive research and development operations. We also teach researchers skills in proposal writing in order to develop internal project proposals. Clients say Scriptoria gives a “brilliant workshop, very informative and organised. Good balance for different levels of experience… Please come back and do more, educate our whole department!

Training delivered: Effective writing | Technical reports | Journal articles | Grants | Lay summaries

University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Scriptoria has been delivering training courses for the University of Birmingham for nearly a decade. We teach researchers from all disciplines – from the Medical School, across departments of Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography and the Humanities, to interdisciplinary EU-funded networks and groups for organisational development.

Our courses in scientific writing and communications are in such high demand that they regularly fill up within the first day. Researchers at all career stages attend our courses and give excellent feedback: “This course was extremely timely, useful and encouraging. It is not the first writing workshop I’ve attended, but it’s the one I have gotten the most out of!

Training delivered: Scientific writing | Reports | Journal articles | Theses | Grants & fellowships | Presentations | Social media | Media training | Lay summaries | Websites | Data management



The Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED) is a network of international scientists funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

Scriptoria has trained network researchers from nine countries in programme management and advocacy to improve the management, dissemination and impact of their research. Our courses were much appreciated by our participants: “This kind of training is missing in most training frameworks in Africa… I learnt the importance of managing a project, the importance of having a good team, understanding the overall objectives of the project and ensuring they’re achieved. The materials are very useful and informative. [The trainers] did an excellent job.”

Training delivered: Programme management | Communications | Advocacy | Scientific writing

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Request an in-house course for your group

We offer tailored, in-house training courses from 1 to 5 days for groups in the UK and around the world – send us an email or call us at +44 (0)776 800 2980 to book.

Sign up for an open course as an individual

We offer regular open courses in the UK for individual sign up – see an overview of events below or click here for further details and registration.

Nov 2019Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020
18 November 2019 Scientific Project Management 1-day course Central Birmingham
19 November 2019 Journal Article Writing 1-day course Central Birmingham
22 November 2019 Successful Grant Writing 1-day course Central Birmingham
9 December 2019 Preparing for REF2021 1-day course Central London
10 December 2019 Effective Scientific Writing 1-day course Central London
11 December 2019 Scientific Project Management 1-day course Central London
12 December 2019 Successful Grant Writing 1-day course Central London
13 December 2019 Scientific Communications 1-day course Central London
9 January 2020 Journal Article Writing 1-day course Aberdeen
10 January 2020 Successful Grant Writing 1-day course Aberdeen
13 January 2020 Scientific Communications 1-day course Edinburgh
14 January 2020 Journal Article Writing 1-day course Edinburgh
15 January 2020 Successful Grant Writing 1-day course Edinburgh
16 January 2020 Journal Article Writing 1-day course Glasgow
17 January 2020 Successful Grant Writing 1-day course Glasgow
3-6 February 2020 Comprehensive Researcher Writing, Communications and Management Training 4-day course Central London

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