How to Conduct Paper Sprints: A more collaborative, efficient and fun way to write papers

Mon, October 15, 2018 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Details


Andy Ryan, Ph.D., M.A.
UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management
Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy
Tedi Anne Engler
Program Manager, Center for Evaluating Health Reform and Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy


North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
Building 10, South Atrium


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Developing academic papers – from idea conception, to analysis, to writing— can be an inefficient process. Deciding whether a research idea should be developed into a manuscript is hard. Spending months creating data sets and estimating models with no clear plan how these results might be used is a waste of time. Waiting for co-investigators to get back to you delays the project. Staring at a blank Word document with various half-baked ideas can feel agonizing. 

We believe there is a better way to write academic papers. We developed Paper Sprints, a novel method for collaboratively writing papers that synthesizes the ideas from the entire research team. During this workshop, attendees will learn how to conduct a Paper Sprint, and plan a Paper Sprint of their own. Participants will receive templates, guides, and complete instructions for running their own Sprints. Participants should bring with them a project that could be sprinted and a laptop. 

This workshop is geared toward project managers and faculty who are writing academic papers. 

Directions & Map

NCRC guests should enter through the Building 18 visitor entrance.

Parking & Transportation
Parking Map
Blue, yellow, and paid visitor parking available.

North-East Shuttle Route Map and Schedule
Stops outside NCRC Building 18