• Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers

  • Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers

  • Skillful Science Communication Promotes Successful Careers



Clear and engaged communication propels research further and faster, and fosters professional growth.  Harvard Catalyst’s Writing and Communication Center is a comprehensive collection of tools, trainings, and resources that empower clinical/translational investigators in any stage of their careers to better articulate their science.

Explore the categories of resources below to find talks by experts, downloadable templates and worksheets, online and in-person training opportunities, and articles and book recommendations. New content is in development and regularly updated; check back for more. 


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Speaking Eloquently, Writing Effectively, Visualizing Science, Getting Funded, and Growing Professionally are interconnected topics Get Funded Grow Professionally Write Effectively Visualize Science Speak Eloquently

Get Funded →

Discover ways to employ tools of the trade to maximize your chances of success.  Learn to navigate the proposal and writing process across a variety of funding mechanisms. 

Speak Eloquently →

Articluate the narrative of your science by speaking eloquently to a diversity of audiences—from colleagues, to journalists, to funders, to the general public.

Visualize Science →

Maximize your audience’s understanding by effectively visualizing science on posters, slides, grant applications, and manuscripts. 

Write Effectively →

Create effective written communication for a variety of mediums and audiences, using manuscripts, chapters, and regulatory documents.

Grow Professionally →

Communicate effectively about yourself and your research in interviews, CVs, and networking opportunities to grow professionally.

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New Resource: Creating a Good Research Question

In the fall and winter of 2020, Naomi Fisher, MD, conducted 10 interviews with clinical and translational researchers at Harvard University and affiliated academic healthcare centers, with the purpose of capturing their experiences developing good research questions. Explore this resource to hear the researcher's stories and to access additional materials.

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