Report Style Guide
To pass the course you need to write a report that can be in
Danish or English and must contain
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, basic
procedures, main findings (~one sentence per finding), and the principal
State the purpose of the study. Make a short description of
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 be found.
Present your results in a logical sequence. Describe which
calculations you did and what the outcome was. Use text, figures, and tables.
Tables and figures
Table and figure legends should allow the reader to
understand them without having to read the text. Make sure that all axes on
figures and all columns and rows in tables are labelled and that it is clear
what the label means (explain it in the caption). Describe in the text what
each figure shows (what can be concluded from the figure). All figures and
tables must be referenced at least once in the text.
Summarize what you can conclude. Do not repeat in detail
data or other material given in the preceding sections. Compare your findings to
similar studies found in the literature. Include in the Discussion section the
implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for
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.
Or sorted alphabetically and use author-year style to
reference them in the text e.g.
 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
We used the PSI-BLAST program
(Atschul et al., 1997) 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
For further guidelines on scientific reporting see for
http://www.icmje.org/ or http://www.forsk.dk/uvvu/publ/vejled_vid_praksis/forord.htm