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The BMJ is keen to help early career academics develop their research skills and understand the academic publishing process. To that end it is seeking to create an online programme of self-study modules under the banner Research to Publication (R>P).
As a first step The BMJ has created a FREE sample module - How to Publish a Protocol - which is available here The module has been created by The BMJ's research editors and contains narrated slides, reading resources, development exercises and MCQs. It contains about 4-hours worth of learning but can be completed in stages to suit the individual.
The module explains how to write up a protocol into a paper that is suitable for publication in a journal and we are delighted to make it available to you via The Global Health Network. The BMJ would welcome your feedback. To get started just click on the link above.
At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • understand different meanings of the term ‘protocol’

  • communicate the value of planned research

  • appreciate the characteristics of a good research question

  • match research questions to appropriate study designs

  • evaluate examples of published protocols

  • understand the importance and limitations of trial registration

  • choose the correct guideline for writing a protocol paper

  • describe key features of ICH GCP E6 and SPIRIT guidelines for reporting clinical trial protocols

  • understand how to prepare a real study protocol for publication in a journal

Instructions for taking the module can be found on using the following link: 

  • ausdarose AYOOSU ROSE 8 Oct 2018

    These materials are insightful and educative!!!

  • pummy1 pummy1 3 Jun 2016

    wow! I am speechless, it is my first time I encounter a site that is so interesting, informative and with so much understandable material. Looking forward to learn more

  • martinochieng MARTIN OCHIENG 16 Apr 2016

    Excellent and very valuable resource,i look forward to learn more.

  • johnnsby NDUNGUSE JOHNBOSCO 17 Mar 2016

    looking forward to it.

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  • okotelmoses89 OKOTEL MOSES 18 Nov 2015

    nice one

  • drmouna1 mouna 6 Nov 2015

    great !

  • abdilahirabi abdilahi 4 Aug 2015

    Excellent we look forward to learn it, very valuable resource

  • jobygeorge05 Joby George 5 Jun 2015

    what a wonderful valuable resources! great and best wishes to TGHN team for posting