Seminars, workshops, webinars, and courses in the following areas have been developed and presented by core staff:


  • Addressing Rigor and Reproducibility at NIH: Does your Grant have to Change Radically?  Seminar
  • Writing a Specific Aims Page, Seminar
  • Keeping up with the Evolution of the NIH Biosketch, Seminar
  • Writing a Fellowship Proposal, Course Lecture
  • Grant Writing 101, Course

Research Articles

  • How to Write an Effective Research Article: Perspectives from a Former Journal Editor, Seminar
  • Paper Writing in Practice, Course
  • Scientific Writing from an Editor’s Perspective: Maximizing the Chances of Success with your Research Article Submission, Seminar

Scientific writing generally

  • Achieving Clarity in scientific Writing, Seminar, Course Lecture
  • Scientist Writers’ Workshop, Workshop Series
  • Scientific Writing: the Things that Matter Most in Writing, Seminar
  • Literature Review Methods, Course Lectures
  • Scientific Writing from an Editor’s Perspective, Webinar
  • How to (Peer) Review a Manuscript, Seminar


  • Approaches to Editing, Seminar
  • Editing as a Research Administrator: What are the Possibilities? Workshop
  • Editing as a Career Alternative for Scientists, Seminar

In addition to presenting these at the University of Iowa, core staff have been invited to do so at:

  • Iowa State University
  • Bayer GmbH, Leverkusen Germany
  • International Conference and Workshop on Trauma and Injury Prevention, Vlasic, Bosnia and Herzogovina
  • Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina
  • Cluj School of Public Health, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Scientific Editing Internships:

The Scientific Editing Internship is intended to expand the pool of professionals within the CCOM who are skilled in grantsmanship, more general scientific writing, and editing. Interns receive on-the-job mentoring in substantive editing at all levels, but with an emphasiis on maximizing the clarity and scientific logic of documents. Typically, they edit initial drafts of manuscripts and grant applications, and then receive guidance on how to improve their feedback from an experienced editor who completes the feedback on the writing project before it is sent back to the authors. Opportunities are advertised on an ad hoc basis. For list of current and past interns, see "About Us" page.