The James P Grant School of Public Health's centre for Professional Skills Development offered a 5-day short course on ‘Basic course on scientific writing for mid-level researchers and development practitioners’. The course was designed for mid-level development practitioners and aspiring researchers who would like to write a manuscript. The ability to write a scientific report is imperative for knowledge documentation and dissemination. This is a critical skill for researchers and development practitioners. There has been a visible gap among practitioners and researchers in Bangladesh between the ability to gather data, and analyse and critically interpret this in writing. The course aims to bridge this gap by providing tangible skills to write scientifically. Participants also learnt the need and process for publication, and the dissemination process for greater exposure.