In 2014, AuthorAID signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CSIR-INSTI to organize trainer of trainers’ workshop. This was accomplished in Accra in November 2014 at CSIR-INSTI. The Participants who attend this training programme were successful researchers with high-quality publications, capable and articulate teachers, and eager to build research communication skills among their colleagues and students on a continuous basis. In responds to the aforementioned, this three days training workshop was organized from 19th – 21st May 2015.
The goal of the training workshop was to equip research scientists and technologists of CSIR with the requisite skills and techniques of research communication thus, writing research papers for publication in their areas of specialization.
Dr. Albert N. M. Allotey (Research Scientist) was the main facilitator, assisted by Mrs. Lucy Dzandu (Senior Librarian). Besides, there were four (4) guest speakers (Plate 1) namely; Dr. Joel Sam (Director, CSIR-INSTI), Dr. Richard Kofie (Deputy Director, CSIR-INSTI), Dr. Mary Obodai (Deputy Director, CSIR-FRI) and Dr. Bernard Appiah (USA, AuthorAID Facilitator).
A total of 18 research scientists and technologists were drawn from three institutions namely; INSTI (10 participants), WRI (5 participants) and STEPRI (3 participants) participated. Technologists were included because the Council (CSIR) has directed that hence, journal publication is part of their promotion requirements.
The focus of the training was on research article/paper writing therefore, the topics covered were: Approaching a scientific writing, Preparing to write, Writing and style, Revision, Choosing a journal, Structure of research paper (IMRAD), Preparing abstract, tables & figures, Submission & Post submission, CSIR promotion requirement and Group work on research ethics and authors instruction from publishers.
We wish to thank AuthorAID/INASP for funding the training. Also acknowledge CSIR-INSTI, for providing the training facilities.
Contact person: Dr. Joel Sam (Director) email@example.com