Long Courses

Mastering Research Methodology: Designing and Conducting Rigorous Clinical Studies

Mastering Research Methodology, Rigorous Clinical Studies, Clinical Research, Data Integrity, Quality Assurance, Scientific Writing.

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Virtual (Google Meet)
Self Paced
3 Months


This program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of research methodology and its application in clinical research. Participants will learn the principles and techniques required to design, conduct, and report rigorous clinical studies, ensuring ethical standards, scientific validity, and reliability of research findings.

Short Courses Objectives

  • Develop a solid understanding of research design principles and various study designs used in clinical research.
  • Learn the essentials of sample size calculation, randomization, and blinding in clinical study design.
  • Understand the ethical considerations and regulatory requirements in clinical research, including informed consent and protection of human subjects.
  • Gain knowledge of data collection methods, including questionnaire design, data extraction from medical records, and patient-reported outcomes.
  • Learn effective strategies for data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research findings in clinical studies.

Short Courses Structure

Week 1: Introduction to Research Methodology in Clinical Research

  • Overview of research methodology and its importance in clinical research
  • Ethical considerations, research questions, and hypothesis formulation

Week 2: Literature Review and Study Design Selection

  • Conducting a comprehensive literature review
  • Selection of appropriate study designs based on research objectives

Week 3: Sampling and Sample Size Determination

  • Understanding different sampling techniques
  • Calculation of sample size and determination of sampling strategies

Week 4: Data Collection Methods and Instruments

  • Selection and development of data collection methods and instruments
  • Validity and reliability assessment of research tools

Week 5: Data Management and Quality Assurance

  • Principles of data management and quality control
  • Designing data collection forms, data entry, and cleaning procedures

Week 6: Data Analysis Plan and Statistical Techniques

  • Development of a data analysis plan
  • Introduction to statistical techniques for clinical research analysis

Week 7: Interpretation and Presentation of Research Findings

  • Analyzing research data and interpreting results
  • Effective presentation of research findings through tables, graphs, and charts

Week 8: Research Ethics and Human Subjects Protection

  • Ethical guidelines and regulations in clinical research
  • Protection of human subjects and informed consent process

Week 9: Data Monitoring and Safety Reporting

  • Implementing data monitoring and safety reporting procedures
  • Adverse event reporting and risk management in clinical research

Week 10: Publication and Dissemination of Research Findings

  • Strategies for manuscript writing and publication
  • Dissemination of research findings through conferences and presentations

Week 11: Research Project Management and Collaboration

  • Project planning, scheduling, and resource allocation
  • Collaboration and teamwork in clinical research projects

Week 12: Capstone Project and Program Review

  • Completion of a capstone project demonstrating application of research methodology principles
  • Review of key concepts, discussions, and wrap-up of the program

Participant’s Eligibility

Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars, Academicians, Industry Professionals, Medical Doctors, Clinical Researchers, Scientists, Epidemiologists, Biostatisticians, and other Healthcare Professionals

Short Courses Outcomes

  • Comprehensive understanding of research design principles and techniques in clinical research.
  • Competence in designing rigorous clinical studies and selecting appropriate study designs.
  • Knowledge of ethical considerations and regulatory requirements in clinical research.
  • Skills in data collection, management, and analysis in clinical studies.
  • Proficiency in reporting and communicating research findings effectively.

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