Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

Introduction to medical research: essential skills 1: research planning – before you start your research


13 September 2014:  Research Planning: before your start your research

Professor Chris Pugh, Director, Oxford University Clinical Graduate School
Dr. Sally Hopewell, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Statistics in Medicine
Dr. Iveta Simera, Head of Programme Development, EQUATOR Network
Mrs Shona Kirtley, Senior Research Information Specialist, EQUATOR Network
Donald M. Mackay, Head of Health Care Libraries, Bodleian Health Care Libraries

Speaker Description Resources to download
Welcome and introduction Chris
Overview of research process Iveta Outline of whole course; research flowchart; elements of a good research project Powerpoint presentation (pdf); research flowchart
Overview of ethical and governance issues in clinical research Iveta Ethical issues and approval; patient involvement; good clinical practice; authorship/agreements; resources Research ethics application flowchartDeclaration of Helsinki
Introduction to systematic reviews Sally Introduction to systematic review methodology and meta-analysis; Cochrane* Systematic reviews Part 1;Systematic reviews Part 2 (pdfs)
Formulating the research question Sally Group work and discussion Practical: flying socks PICOS Exercise Flying Socks;
Literature searching Shona Identifying sources to search; developing search strategies; controlled vocabularies; free-text; syntax; search filters; searching multiple databases Powerpoint presentation (pdf)
Online resource access Donald NHS (Athens) and University resources; support from Outreach librarian teams locally; HDAS intro/demo Powerpoint presentation (pdf)


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