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Nature Masterclasses online training made free to access for researchers in lower-income nations -

Springer Nature has made Nature Masterclasses on-demand online training content free to access for researchers in lower-income countries through Research4Life.

Nature Masterclasses offers highly targeted courses designed to enhance the skills and boost the confidence of early career researchers, with over 60,000 researchers globally having benefited from the platform to date. The world-class training is delivered by editors from across the Nature Portfolio of journals as well as experienced researchers, funders, and professionals via a subscription.

This latest move sees free access expanded so all training that was previously behind a paywall will now be available for researchers in registered institutions in lower-income countries.

Researchers can learn at their own pace, in their preferred format, as the online courses are delivered in bite-size lessons and practical tasks with over 45 hours of training available. Topics covered range from persuasive grant writing, scientific writing, and publishing, to data analysis, presentations, and more.

Research4Life provides institutions in lower-income countries with online access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content. Their goal is to make it easier for researchers in the Global South to access and publish research, but also to contribute to a more equitable world of research. To date, they have 125 lower-income countries participating and 10,500 institutions registered, as well as 194,000 scientific resources.

The full list of countries that will be able to access all Nature Masterclasses Online content for free can be found on the Research4Life website.

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