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NOVA Research Company has a team of science writers, editors, and proofreaders composed of experienced Master- and Ph.D.-level biomedical researchers and writing professionals. Team members have a solid understanding of scientific writing and research; this understanding and the ability to interpret highly technical scientific subject matter ensure clear, accurate, and concise written communication appropriate to your target audience — be it scientific colleagues or the public.


NOVA's scientific communications services include:

  • Scientific committee, advisory board, and working group meetings

    • Take notes; record proceedings; prepare transcripts; and write action items, summary minutes, and/or executive summaries.

  • Scientific conferences, symposia, workshops, and retreats

    • Prepare posters; edit scientific abstracts, agendas, programs, and other meeting materials; prepare biographical sketches of speakers; and produce meeting reports.
  • Manuscripts, review articles, monographs, manuals, handbooks, newsletter articles, training materials, brochures, pamphlets

    • Write original material for publication.
    • Edit draft material by critically reviewing content and making constructive suggestions.
  • Scientific review process

    • Assist with coordination of the grant/contract review process, from recruiting reviewers to tracking and distributing applications, serving as liaison between the funding institution and Principal Investigators, compiling reviewers' comments and scores, and writing summary statements.
  • Grant and contract writing and editing

    • Write or edit grant and contract proposals and progress reports.
View list of peer-reviewed journals for which NOVA's science writers have written and/or edited manuscripts.

"The editing you did of my paper made it possible for me to get the remaining credits necessary to get my Ph.D. The quality and timeliness of your work was impeccable, and its value unsurpassed."
Martha Kaufer-Horwitz,
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.


"NOVA's scientific writing support was a critical element of the success of the Workshop on Childhood Cancer Etiology. The succinct summary of 45 multi-disciplinary presentations by NOVA's team of professionals exceeded the organizers' expectations."
Workshop Organizer

Selected Projects:

Support Services for the Developmental Therapeutics Program (DTP) of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI
NOVA has been providing technical and logistics support to the DTP since 1993. Read more.

Support to the Center for Cancer Research (CCR): Associated Working Groups/Faculties and the NCI Institutional Review Board
NOVA provides scientific writing and editing support to the CCR — one of the largest basic and clinical cancer research facilities in the world. Read more.

Support Services for the NCI Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
NOVA's science writers have provided technical support to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) and the Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) under the aegis of the DEA. Read more.

 
Areas of expertise:
  • Cancer research
  • Preclinical and clinical drug development
  • FDA regulations
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Immunology
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Virology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Renal physiology
  • Drug abuse prevention

Whether your goal is to publish a scientific paper in a peer-reviewed journal, submit a grant application to a government agency or nonprofit foundation, disseminate your biomedical research findings, or create a public or classified record of your research conclusions, NOVA's scientific communications services team has the expertise to meet your needs.

For more information on our scientific communications services, please contact Dana Young at 301-986-1891, Ext.142 or .


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