AuthorAID project featured in free webinar today
How AuthorAID research writing training is embedded into local institutions – and the difference that this makes – will be the focus of Research to Action’s fourth webinar in the ‘Cup of tea with…’ series, which will be held today (Thursday, 27 April) at 14:00 BST.
The webinar will explore the topic of research communications, with a focus on mentoring and facilitating peer learning in the context of developing countries.
In 2013, INASP’s AuthorAID project began supporting the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka to develop scientific research-writing skills for academic staff and postgraduate students. In today’s webinar, Dilshani Dissanayake from the faculty will share her experiences of adapting the AuthorAID materials and approaches to the University of Colombo, particularly through the introduction of writing clubs that use peer learning and mentoring to boost research-writing skills. She will also talk about why good research communication is important for Sri Lankan medical research and how this approach is being extended to other institutions in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The format of the webinar will be concise and participative, starting with a 20-minute discussion between the guest speaker and facilitator, followed by a 10-minute Q&A with the audience.
To sign up for the free webinar register using GoToWebinar and download the software when prompted via email. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #R2AWebinar across different social media platforms.
The webinar will be recorded, and the video recording, presentation slides, and a text summary will be available after the webinar for those unable to attend.
For more information about the work that Dilshani will be discussing, see this recent article: Research writing clubs ensure sustainable skills development.