Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Annual Meeting
ISMPP will host its 15th Annual Meeting, Communicating Science in an Era of Innovation and Change, on April 15-17, 2019, in National Harbor, MD, USA. You can find out about the meeting and register at www.ismpp.org/annual-meeting. Early Bird pricing is available until February 28, and Standard pricing until March 27.
World Conferences on Research Integrity
6th World Conference on Research Integrity: Hong Kong, 2-5 June, 2019: http://wcri2019.org/index
See the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation for more information about the history of these important conferences: https://wcrif.org
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
Medical Editors’ short course: 23rd year in Oxford!
Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 November 2019
This international workshop is designed to help editors ensure their journals achieve the maximum impact with the best research. The programme looks at the world of publishing, attracting (and keeping) good authors; ensuring quality and increasing visibility and readership.
Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals.
The course is ideally suited for newly-appointed Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and senior managing editors.
Full programme and details can be found here:
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
In a previous post detailing my time with the EQUATOR Network, I spoke about my work on the STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. STROBE is one of the original “core” reporting guidelines which provides guidance...