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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

OCTRU New Starter Training

Tuesday, 03 September 2019, 10am to 11.30am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G52

IDEAL Conference 2019: Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term Follow-up, Improving the Quality of Research in Surgery

Friday, 13 September 2019 @ Trinity College, Oxford.

The IDEAL Collaboration Meeting will be held on Friday 13 September at Trinity College in Oxford.

Trials Expertise Session: Pitfalls of Applications

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10am to 11am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G54

OCTRU Workshop: Serious Breaches

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 9.30am to 1pm @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G54/38

Randomised Controlled Trials Course 2019

Monday, 23 September 2019 to Friday, 27 September 2019 @ Merton College, University of Oxford, UK

Join the Centre for Statistics in Medicine's annual RCT Course, which covers everything you need to know about the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of randomised controlled trials.

OCTRU Training Bite: Phase II Trial Design

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 10am to 11am @ Botnar Research Centre, Room G54