Research to Publication brochure

Research to Publication is a research methodology and publishing program from BMJ and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for anyone involved in health research, particularly early in their careers. It develops research skills and helps researchers to get papers published.

What makes it unique?

What is it?

Research to Publication is a research methodology and publishing program from BMJ and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for anyone involved in health research, particularly early in their careers. It develops research skills and helps researchers to get papers published.

In depth coverage: More than simply a course on "how to write a paper," Research to Publication covers, in depth, everything from developing good research questions and the best study designs, through to reporting studies and understanding what editors and peer reviewers are really looking for. A practical approach to teaching and learning: Materials include real examples, including policies and case studies about doing and publishing research. Assessments, assignments and multiple choice quizzes help institutions monitor engagement and help users reinforce the lessons they've learned. Focused perspective: UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Unit share lessons that helps medical schools and other esearch institutions supplement their curriculum. The BMJ's senior research editors share insights into choosing the best design, article types, along with advice on avoiding peer reviewer pitfalls. Proven: The course has been proven to help researchers progress across all stages of the research cycle. Novice, experienced and published authors agree that the tool has helped them gain the skills and confidence to get published in high quality journals.

Modules are organized into courses, following the research cycle.

200+ Hours

Institutions looking to: • supplement curriculum • teach research literacy • develop well rounded professionals • increase research output • support continuing education needs for faculty in:

Institutions hoping to support: Novice and experienced researchers in the fields of medicine, health care, public health, and epidemiology-or any staff responsible for fostering a culture of research and publication at their institution. This may include: • research & scholarly communication librarians • doctors • nurses

0 academic and research departments

0 clinical research departments

innovation teams

• deans of medical schools • health services researchers • systematic reviewers • curriculum managers • research officers and • managers • research integrity offices


"Feedback from users is very positive. Resident doctors have shared how the program has helped with their dissertation. Health workers are increasingly seeing the value of research and how it can impact patient care. And for consultants, it has generated a drive to conduct more research.

Dr Runsewe Fehintola is a Senior Medical Officer of the Directorate of Medical Services Health Service Commission in Lagos where she supported the use of Research to Publication for more than 200 researchers.

Benefits checklist

@ The only program that combines the expertise of a world-class medical publisher with that of a world-leading university teaching medical research skills @ Focused on clinical and public health research @ Comprehensive: 8 courses comprised of 52 highly-detailed modules @ Flexible: courses are modular so can be completed at the learner's own pace @ Supports research integrity and drives high ethical standards @ Builds technical research capabilities @ Drives research quality and acceptance rates in high-impact, international journals

@ Offers practical advice in a user-friendly multimedia format @ Helps institutions augment their research capabilities to improve recognition and increase funding @ Provides individuals with a flexible and versatile resource to develop the skills that increasingly determine career success (or failure) @ Offers the option for integration into an LMS or Masters program @ Certificates of Completion from BMJ and UCSF for every course and module passed @ A 20% savings on Article Processing Charges* for any article accepted into BMJ's Journals. (*20% in North America, for a full list of discounts visit:

*Discounts are subject to Hinari and World Bank Classifications and are subject to change.

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Downloadable slides

Flexible learning

Video lectures

Self-directed online study

Assessments (MCQs)

Reading materials

Certificate of completion

What Research to Publication users are saying about their learning experience:

'The module is very clear on principles of scientific integrity and examples of malpractice." Physiology, Rwanda ■ 'The quizzes at the end of each module help reinforce the learning I complete- thank you. Physician, Mexico ■ 'The main thing I learned from this course is that I got this sense about what journals may want. The second thing is that somehow, this course helped me with my academic writing. These two factors helped improve my academic performance." Neurologist, Canada

"An extremely interesting module that tackles an enormous problem everyone in the health industry faces." GP/Family Physician, Portugal ■ "Very useful. This issue is very critical to all new authors and I believe it's very well covered in this module. I enjoyed reading the article by the doctor who was 1 a plagarist. 1 Many useful lessons. 11 Specialist/Consultant, Ophthalmology, UK ■

"Wonderful lecture! It was very clear and informative." GP, Iraq

How to develop and report good research questions

Developing and writing protocols • How to write and publish a study protocol: overview • Clinical trial protocols: how to write and publish them • How to write a research protocol for a grant application • Good medical writing • Choosing and citing references

• Developing a good research question • Reporting the research question in your paper

How to do ethical research

Choosing the best study design • Study design

• Ethical considerations in research • History of research ethics • Institutional review board CIRB) and informed consent • Ethics aspects of study methods

• Randomized Blinded Trials • Studies of medical tests • Enhancing causal inference • The methods: matching study designs to research questions • Subjects and variables • Sample size and power • Statistics • Questionnaires and qualitative research

• Data and safety monitoring • Principles of research ethics • Ethics in "big data" research • Research in resource-poor environments

How to write a research paper • Reporting statistical methods and analyses • The results: reporting all findings succinctly • Scientific transparency: the pitfalls of selective reporting • The discussion: using structure and balance • Optimizing the abstract and title

The essentials of running a clinical trial

• Course overview and trial designs • Selection of participants • Recruitment • Choosing the interventions and controls • Randomization • Blinding • Outcome measures • Assessing safety • Adherence and complete follow up • Ethical issues in clinical trials • Regulatory issues • How to write up industry-sponsored trials

Picking the right journal and getting published

Avoiding scientific misconduct

• Scientific misconduct, authorship and conflict of interest • Reporting conflicts of interest • Journal rules on authorship • How and why to avoid plagiarism • How journals uncover scientific fraud • How journals act on scientific misconduct

• Navigating journal and peer review processes • Compliance with journal and ICMJE requirements • Patients' consent for publication • Surviving peer review • What to do with rejections and appeals • Pre-submission inquiries and cover letters

World-class educators

The modules are written and presented by some of the foremost experts in research and publication, including several co-authors of the seminal textbook Designing Clinical Research. All the educators are published authors in their own right and include:

Prof Deborah Grady, Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research at UCSF

Dr Trish Groves, Associate editor, The BMJ, and Editorial consultant

In North America email uss ales in Latin America & the Caribbean email latams ales or call +1 (855) 458-0579

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