Hands-On Research Skills


The publication lifecycle is at the heart of scientific work. It starts with generating and managing ideas, via finding related work, to focusing on specific research questions and finally writing a paper. Paper writing itself is a form of storytelling targeting fellow peers and researchers to communicate your findings and inspire new ideas. In this workshop series, we will guide you through this process in five sessions. We encourage you to attend the complete series, and to bring your own rough ideas which you will develop into a concrete plan for a paper over the course of the workshops. In particular, we will discuss how to construct a paper based on all its components, how to form a storyline, and how to create a timeline for your writing. To round off the series, we will dedicate a session on critiquing papers and discuss best-practices for science ethics. We are looking forward to combining active discussions with senior researchers, exchange with your peers and hands-on exercises to structure your next paper.

The workshop series is a collab between the ETH AI Center and VMI. The 5 sessions will have the following topics:

How to generate and manage ideas?

May 5, 15:00-17:00, Facilitator: Alexander Viand and Tobias Grosser

May 12, 15:00-17:00, Facilitator: Florian Meier and Tobias Grosser

How to sketch and demonstrate a research idea? How to come up with a research question?

May 19, 15:00-17:00, Facilitator: Menna El-Assady and Matilda Backendal

How to write a paper?

June 2, 15:00-17:00, Facilitator: Menna El-Assady

How to review a paper? And Ethics in Science

June 9, 15:00-17:00, Facilitator: Menna El-Assady


Sign-up here: Registration. No registration fee.

Who can participate?

D-INFK members and other researchers