Here we have outlined a few courses/training modules that are useful for learning about research methodology.
INCEPT (clINical aCademia Elearning PlaTform)
INCEPT is a joint venture between the University of Edinburgh and Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) collaborative. The site contains multiple e-learning modules that cover study design, statistics and research careers. Overall, this is an excellent starting point for medical students who want to learn about research methods.
SIR Interventional Radiology Research Training (ITROP)
The Society of Interventional Radiology, USA have created a programme that aims to equip students and trainees with core research skills. This is a 10-week program that consists of one lecture per week, each focusing on a different research skill. The course is free for SIR members (membership free for students, $50/year for doctors in training).
Intro to Research for International Young Academics
The Introduction to Research for International Young Academics course is run every year by the RSNA, and provides an excellent introduction to the world of academic radiology. This is an in person course held in the USA during the RSNA annual meeting. Radiology trainees from outside the USA or Canada can apply to be part of the course - the deadline is usually in the spring.
NIHR Good Clinical Practice (Online Course)
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) offers a good clinical practice course, which introduces some basic concepts that researchers need to know. Many research funders/sponsors will require those involved in a study to have undertaken this training. This can be done as an online course that takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
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Resources for specific areas
Formulating a Research Question
Study Types & Design
The Effective Interventional Radiology Clinical Trialist. SIR RFS Webinar (1h). Excellent webinar session outlining how to design and run a successful clinical trial in interventional radiology. Link.
Preparing a manuscript
Publication & Dissemination