Nature Masterclasses – Free Access Through HarvardKey


Harvard University and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research have purchased a subscription to Nature Masterclasses.

Nature Masterclasses is an online platform by Nature Research (Springer) that offers courses and modules relevant to research, publishing, and grant writing. Anyone with an active HarvardKey – faculty, staff, trainees, and students – may freely access this resource during our subscription period (now through February 27, 2025). 

Please click here to register. More information on accessing Nature Masterclasses can be found in this user guide.

The courses include the following:

Creating Successful Research Posters

1. Research Integrity: Publication Ethics

2. Effective Science Communication

3. Formerly known as Scientific Writing and PublishingNEW! Writing a Research Paper: 2nd Edition

o   Writing a Research Paper

 Publishing a Research Paper

o   Writing and Publishing a Review Paper

4. Focus on Peer Review

5. Narrative Tools for Researchers

6. Advancing your Scientific Presentations

7. Getting an Academic Research Position

8. Experiments: From Idea to Design

9. Persuasive Grant Writing

10. Finding Funding Opportunities

11. Managing Research Data to Unlock it’s Potential

12. Data Analysis: Planning and Preparing

13. Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting

14. Interpreting Scientific Results

15. Networking for Researchers

16. Formerly known as Effective Collaboration in Research, this course has been restructured and split into 3 separate components:

o   Introduction to Collaboration

 Leading a Collaboration

o   Participating in a Collaboration

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