Report Style Guide - #27011
To pass the course you need to write a report that can be in Danish or English and
For further guidelines on scientific reporting see for example
- Title page
The title page must contain project name participants (dates and signatures), student
numbers and supervisor name.
- Abstract (max 250 words)
The abstract should state the purposes of the study or investigation, basic procedures,
main findings (~one sentence per finding), and the principal conclusions. It should
emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.
State the purpose of the study. Make a short description of the background.
- Materials and methods
Identify the methods you use and describe the methods you have used to normal
scientific standards i.e. in enough detail for others to repeat your work and check your
results based on your description or provide references to where such descriptions can
Present your results in a logical sequence. Describe which calculations you did and
what the outcome was. Use text, figures, and tables (don't use a figure if the result can
be explained by a table, and don't use a table you can describe it by text). Table and
figure legends should allow the reader to understand them without having to read the
Summarize what you can conclude. Do not repeat in detail data or other material
given in the preceding sections. Compare your findings similar studies found in the
literature. Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their
limitations, including implications for future research.
Give references to all materials used (books, journal articles, Web sites, data, programs, etc.) in a consistent style and make the references either
numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and using numbers in square brackets to reference them in the text e.g:
We used the PSI-BLAST program  to search for homologues.
 Atschul SF, Madden TL, Schaffer AA, Zhang J, Zhang Z, Miller W,
Lipman DJ. Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLAST: a new generation of protein
database search programs. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 25:3389-402.
sorted alphabetically and use author-year style to reference them in the text e.g.:
We used the PSI-BLAST program (Atschulet al., 1997) to search for
Atschul SF, Madden TL, Schaffer AA, Zhang J, Zhang Z, Miller W, Lipman
DJ. Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLAST: a new generation of protein database
search programs. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 25:3389-402.