Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
International Peer Review Congress 10-12 September 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA Aiming to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientists can improve the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of scientific research
The UK National Centre for Research Methods organises a wide range of training courses. They predominantly focus on social sciences but many are relevant to health-related research. The latest courses can be found here
Free online courses
Research conduct and peer review
The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group have developed a online course Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review. It uses mainly eyes and vision examples, but would be useful to any researchers and editors from all specialties who peer review the biomedical literature.
The Global Health Network e-Learning Centre modules are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct high quality research, particularly in low-resource settings.
The Canadian Institute of Gender and Health has produced three online modules to improve the ability of health researchers and peer reviewers to account for sex and gender in the analysis of data from human participants.
BMJ Research to Publication offers two free online modules: writing a protocol, and an introduction to randomised trials
Writing and reporting
The AuthorAID research writing courses are designed to support researchers from developing countries publish their work
I recently attended the 8th Congress on Peer Review in Chicago (10-12 September 2017). Unusually this event takes place only every 4 years, so this was the 8th such Congress in a series starting in 1989. I’m one of very...