This online course addresses the importance of research and evidence-based medicine (EBM), the relevant ethical considerations and guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants will learn how to formulate a clinical research question as well as practicing skills related to critical literature review, working with a statistician, and navigating the AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AO PEER), all with the aim of making their research project a success.
Participants will be guided through eight consecutive modules in a self-directed manner. There will be the opportunity to exchange thoughts and challenges in an interactive forum.
Participants of this self-directed online course will be encouraged to involve a mentor (ie, a person from your network/university/institution etc. for support and advice throughout this course and beyond). The mentor is important for several tasks during this course. There are no specific prerequisites for a person to act as a mentor but we recommend the following:
• Several years of experience in clinical research and publishing
• Several years of experience in mentoring