Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
2018 European Meeting of ISMPP
The 2018 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will take place 23-24 January 2018, in London. Building on its theme, Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem, the meeting sessions will address current issues and future trends associated with the ever-increasing complexity of medical publications.
Access the registration page at www.ismpp.org/european-meeting
2018 Annual Meeting of ISMPP
The 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) will take place from 30 April to 2 May 2018 in National Harbor, MD, USA. For more information and registration details please visit: http://www.ismpp.org/annual-meeting
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...