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Fit for purpose: The secrets of success in writing, publishing, and disseminating research articles

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a large number of published research articles are reported badly.  They often don’t provide enough information, or they provide misleading and ambiguous information, and their usefulness is severely compromised.

The UK EQUATOR Centre is delighted to once again offer its week-long course for both new and more experienced health researchers who wish to make their research articles fit for purpose.

Build the skills and confidence to achieve success in writing, publishing and disseminating your research through traditional journals, and other media channels.

This lively course will be lead by an experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team, featuring lectures and many practical sessions including:

  • How to write the key sections of your research article, including the methods, analysis and results, introduction, discussion, title and abstract
  • How to make the appropriate and optimal use of Reporting Guidelines including CONSORT, STROBE and PRISMA
  • How to target the right journal for your research, and navigate different editorial systems
  • How to deal with peer review comments, and how to peer review the work of others constructively
  • How to write for and communicate with a lay audience, and make the most of media opportunities

The course will also discuss the importance of writing and publishing protocols, and the use of reporting guidelines such as SPIRIT and PRISMA-P.

Course tutors

  • Dr Elizabeth Wager, Publications Consultant, Sideview
  • Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine; Director, UK EQUATOR Centre
  • Dr Iveta Simera, Deputy Director, UK EQUATOR Centre
  • Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager, UK EQUATOR Centre

The programme will also include contributions from invited guest speakers including Journal Editors and Science Communicators.

Contact

Contact Caroline Struthers to register your interest and for priority booking on caroline.struthers@csm.ox.ac.uk.

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Forthcoming events

Real World Epidemiology: Oxford Summer School 2019

Monday, 24 June 2019 to Friday, 28 June 2019 @ Lady Margaret Hall College, University of Oxford

We explore the existing sources of real world data, discuss common types of study and designs for its use, and look in-depth into the issues and solutions linked to big health data usage.

OCTRU New Starter Training

Tuesday, 02 July 2019, 10am to 11.30am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G52

PharmaSchool Workshop: Understanding Data Management

Thursday, 04 July 2019, 9am to 4pm @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G54/38

NDORMS Work Experience weeks 2019

Monday, 08 July 2019 to Friday, 19 July 2019

Trials Expertise Session: The Role of a Trial Statistician

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 10am to 11am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G54

OCTRU New Starter Training

Tuesday, 06 August 2019, 10am to 11.30am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G52