Free Access to Nature Masterclasses – Professional Development for Researchers

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Cornell students, faculty, and staff have free access to Nature Masterclasses On Demand. These high-quality courses from academic publisher Springer Nature cover the entire research cycle, with courses on designing experiments, managing data, scientific presentations and writing, benefiting from peer review, and more.

The on-demand courses are organized into bite-sized lessons, so researchers can dip in and out and fit the courses around a busy research schedule. A list of all available courses is below and course descriptions are available here.

 Register your account today to start taking classes. Among the courses in the subscription are:

  • Creating Successful Research Posters (New!)
  • Persuasive Grant Writing
  • Getting an Academic Research Position

Cornell Research & Innovation purchased the subscription to support Cornell researchers, and we are keen to see researchers take advantage of this resource. For more information, contact

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All Nature Masterclasses On Demand:

  • New! Creating Successful Research Posters
  • Effective Science Communication
  • Getting an Academic Research Position
  • Scientific Writing and Publishing
  • Finding Funding Opportunities
  • Persuasive Grant Writing
  • Interpreting Scientific Results
  • Data Analysis: Planning and Preparing
  • Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting
  • Advancing your Scientific Presentations
  • Networking for Researchers
  • Effective Collaboration for Researchers
  • Managing Research Data to Unlock its Full Potential
  • Narrative Tools for Researchers
  • Experiments from Idea to Design
  • Focus on Peer Review