This course covers the following topics related to scientific production: research, writing of papers, oral presentation, communication, design of experiments, and ethical aspects of science. The course will be held from June 11 to 15, 2019, from 12 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Coppe auditorium, in room G-122.



  • Lecture 1: Presentation of the course. Scientific literature: definition, characteristics, hierarchy. Internet, research and scientific research. Uses and limitations of bibliometric indicators: number of citations, H Index, Impact Factor. The Web of Science and other sites of interest.
  • Lectures 2,3: Importance of written communication in science. General characteristics of writing in science. Theses, dissertations, papers in congresses and magazines. Literature revision. How to write a scientific paper: the IMRAD method. Projects. Schedules and Budgets
  • Lecture 4: Scientific method and general characteristics of the scientific enterprise. Introduction to oral presentation. Construction of tables and graphs. How to submit a paper to an Ethics Committee.
  • Lecture 5:  Integrity in Research. Ethics in scientific publications. Cancellation of publications. Academic Plagiarism. Redundant publications.
The course is taught by Professor Renan Moritz V.R. Almeida, from Coppe’s Biomedical Engineering department, and by Professor Sônia Maria R. Vasconcelos, from the UFRJ’s Institute of Medical Biochemistry.
Students from Coppe must register in their own department. Other interested can register in Room G-103, or by email: More information on the phones 3938-8327.

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