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If drawing up a research project to obtain funds used to be an important part in the career of all scientists, in view of today’s economical situation, this process has become essential. The Esteve Foundation therefore decided to organize a new course addressed to future health science researchers, to learn the techniques and basic skills to apply for research projects from funding agencies and other institutions.
Four specialists in preventive medicine and public health, who have participated in a number of research projects, showed around thirty students the keys to draw up a good project. The course took place on 5 and 6 June 2019 in the IRB Lleida, during which the participants learnt about the different types of projects, the different sources of funding and how to approach them.
Teresa Ruiz Cantero, coordinator and currently vice-dean of research, postgraduate/doctorate and international relations of the faculty of heath sciences of Universidad de Alicante, explained “whoever takes on the task of drawing up a project to obtain funds for research, has to control many aspects, from the bibliographic revision to the declaration of new and attractive hypothesis, along with developing a work plan and a realistic costs estimate”.
Fellow lecturers were Elena Ronda, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of Universidad de Alicante, and Blanca Lumbreras, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of Universidad Miguel Hernández.
The 50th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on May 29-30 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca.
Carmen Vives, associate editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, and Esteve Fernández, from de Institut Català d’Oncologia, conducted the students the methodology of these training seminars based on the theoretical exposition and high involvement with exercises based on published articles.
Audiovisual formats are becoming increasingly more important, both in obtaining resources for research and in scientific dissemination. This is particularly true if it reaches the target public in an attractive, contemporary and understandable way. This new course from the Esteve Foundation intends to set the basis on how to convey scientific projects by recording and editing a short, simple, direct and effective video using a mobile telephone camera or similar.
How to disseminate your research project in a 60″ video is addressed to students and also to scientific and media professionals interested in disseminating their projects and science in general. The course is focused principally on biomedical disciplines and is structured in three main blocks:synthesis, creativity; recording and editing.
The dynamics of the seminar are very active combining theory classes, practical exercises, team and individual work and joint discussions. During the course, two videos will be edited that summarize the same scientific project, but using different narratives. Hence, on registration participants will be asked to propose a subject, research or scientific project on which they would like to make a video. At the end of the course, all participants will have the opportunity of presenting an individual video on line to be appraised and discussed.
Programme (two days):
– Exercise: Seeking what is really special about each project
– Main narrative genres and methods of staging
– Exercise: Approach and script of the video of the project selected to work on
– Basic principles of filming
– Exercise: Pre-production of the video
– Exercise: Filming the video
– Exercise: Editing the final video
– Viewing videos and comments
Ana Montserrat Rosell
Graduated in Media Studies with a Master Degree in Script writing from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, she has been director of the Channel 2 scientific dissemination programme, tres 14 since it was launched in 2008. She also wrote the scientific documentary Camino a la Inmortalidad, of the La 2 Imprescindibles series. She previously worked as a scriptwriter and director of a range of nationally and internationally produced documentaries, along with entertainment programmes and fiction series. Her passion for science and to understand the world that surrounds us, has led her to follow a career in audiovisual science dissemination. As a teacher, she has participated in various seminars and scientific dissemination master courses of the Esteve Foundation, the Instituto RTVE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Unversitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
– This seminar is addressed to students and also to scientific and media professionals, interested in disseminating their projects and science in general. The course is focused principally on biomedical disciplines.
– All technical material will be provided to make and edit the videos.
– The seminar will last for two days with morning and afternoon sessions (9 am to 6 pm), with 16 hours in total.
– The inscription fee is 100 € . This includes documentation of the seminar, coffee breaks and two working lunches. Accommodation and travelling expenses will be covered by the participants.
– The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20 places per course.
– Owing to the nature of the seminar, inscription not only means active participation of attendants and the commitment to attend all the sessions, but also maximum punctuality in order not to affect the dynamics of groups.
– A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant.
• Madrid, June, 14-15
Collaborating institutions: Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya
The 50th edition of these training seminars to provide the basic skills and techniques to write and publish scientific articles in health sciences was held on April 9-10 2019 in collaboration with the Fundació Docència i Recerca Mútua Terrassa.
Carmen Vives, associate editor of Gaceta Sanitaria, and Francisca Sureda, from de Alcalá University, conducted the students the methodology of these training seminars based on the theoretical exposition and high involvement with exercises based on published articles.