Office of Scientific Writing and Publication

If you are new to the research process and are not sure how and where to begin, your first contact should be with the Office of Scientific Writing and Publication. The mission of the Office of Scientific Writing and Publication is to support scientists and clinician investigators in developing, editing and submitting external and internal grants as well as to assist in the publication of results of medical research by providing Marshfield Clinic investigators support in manuscript editing and submission. The Office of Scientific Writing and Publication seeks to establish a synergistic partnership with researchers from project conception … through successful publication.

Scientific writers and support staff can assist in proposal development by:

  • Guiding you through the process of proposal submissions, including research concept and hypotheses development
  • Providing support with literature searches
  • Identifying appropriate funding sources
  • Offering editorial assistance on proposal and protocol draft development
  • Facilitating interaction with other key support service personnel necessary to proposal planning and submission including: biostatistical support, budget, protocol development (e.g. research coordination and nursing components, patient enrollment, screening, data abstraction/entry), drug handling and monitoring, regulatory elements, and investigational laboratory testing.
  • Determining feasibility of study design and testing appropriateness of draft data forms
  • Networking investigators to potential internal and external collaborators with expertise or services essential to a project
  • Providing education, resources and expertise for improving grantsmanship
  • Reviewing final proposals


To access the support available from OSWP, phone: 1-800-782-8581.


Click here to access a flow diagram that outlines the research process at MCRI.