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Forthcoming events, training and free online courses


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


Training courses

ncrm_logo2xThe 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

Medical Editors’ short course: 23rd year in Oxford!
Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 November 2018
This highly interactive international course helps editors find new solutions to make their journals more successful by encouraging better submissions, making better decisions and raising impact.  Ideal for newly-appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and senior managing editors.

For those unable to attend in person, there is the option of taking the course online

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

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