Abstract writing workshop: Main takeaways

Posted by Charlotte van Tuijl on August 10, 2021 at 9:24 am



On Thursday, 15th of July 2021, Share-Net hosted its first online abstract writing workshop to strengthen young researchers’ capacity in writing good scientific abstracts.

Billie de Haas (Assistant Professor Population Studies, University of Groningen) from Share-Net Netherlands and Assefa Seme Deresse (Associate Professor of Public Health and Reproductive Health, Addis Ababa University) from Share-Net Ethiopia facilitated the online learning session.

How to write a good abstract?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach: Every research project, every writing style, every journal that might print your paper is different and requires a certain format. Yet, bringing in a clear order and making sure that certain components are
recognisable can help you with writing a good academic abstract.

You can download the full report capturing the main learnings from the online workshop here.

It is also available in French and Spanish.

Submit your abstract to the 10th anniversary of the Share-Net Conference “Linking research, policy and practice”

  • Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full call for abstracts here.
  • Please fill in your details and upload your abstract via this link.
  • We strongly encourage young researchers to apply who conducted research on SRHR and GEWE in one of the SNI country hub contexts (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Jordan and the Netherlands); submissions regarding global, comparative, non-country specific or other international study
    contexts are also welcome.
  • Abstracts can be submitted in Arabic, Dutch, English, French or Spanish. Where necessary, during the conference there will be simultaneous translation in these languages available.
  • Abstract submission deadline: Tuesday, 31st of August 2021
  • Candidates will be notified by Thursday, 14th of October 2021

Peer-reviewing draft abstracts

As suggested in the abstract writing workshop, Share-Net will facilitate another round of peer-review between two young researchers once you have developed your abstracts further. You can sign up for the peer-review here.

  • Deadline to complete the forms to participate in the peer-review exercise (optional): 8th of August 2021
  • Matchmaking with peer reviewer: 10th of August 2021
  • All signed up participants commit to submit their feedback to the assigned peer: 24th of August 2021

If you have any questions about the above, do not hesitate to reach out via email.


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