Manuscript Completion Workshop

Good medical manuscript writing demands more than just high-quality research. It requires accurate and concise communication of findings and conclusions, appealing presentation, and adherence to extensive journal guidelines. In order to help researchers communicate their results and help accumulate knowledge through conference papers, reports, on-line journals and print journals, Christian Medical College conducts a Manuscript completion workshop for three days which is held three times a year.    

Main purpose: To help staff complete writing up their results or papers for submission. All those who have research projects for which data collection has been completed and need protected time for data entry, help with statistical analysis and editing are eligible to apply. More than one person (up to three people) involved with a particular project may attend. Selections will be made on a first come first served basis, type of project, and on the basis of any urgency for rapid publication.

Research Ethics Workshop

Research involving human subjects is based on a moral commitment to advancing human welfare, knowledge and understanding, and to exploring cultural dynamics. This has become important, especially where trials conducted in developing countries are concerned. Of fundamental importance is the duty to conduct scientifically sound research while acting in the participant's best interests and respecting and protecting the participant's autonomy. In order to emphasis the importance of Ethics in Research, Christian Medical College conducts a Research Ethics Workshop twice yearly.

The topics discussed during the workshop are:

Grant Writing Workshop

The Grant writing workshop is conducted twice in a year.
The programme includes:

Scientific Writing Workshop

The scientific writing workshop covers the essential components of a paper, preparation of a structure or outline, time-management, effective communication, strategies for ensuring clarity and tips on choosing appropriate journal for submission.

It is a half day workshop which is conducted twice in a year.

“How to read a paper”

This workshop covers how to approach a critical reading of published literature, assessment of the quality of a paper and understanding of key elements in evaluation.

It is a half day workshop which is conducted twice in a year.

Research Methodology Workshop

IndiaCLEN, one of the seven regional networks of INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) is registered as a non-profit health research network. The core unit of the IndiaCLEN is the Clinical Epidemiological Units (CEU) established in selected medical colleges to support the dissemination and application of clinical epidemiological principles in the education/research activities. The members of the CEU meet 3-4 times a year and discuss academic matters relevant to evidence based medicine as well as plans for the activities of the CEU. The CEU is involved in 4 major activities
(a) Teaching research methodology to undergraduate and post graduate students and faculty
(b) Assisting Post-graduate students and faculty in carrying out various aspects of research
(c) Developing and carrying out research projects-both single centre and multicentre studies in India and South-East-Asia
(d) Activities as part of the IndiaCLEN network-including teaching, research and administration of the network.

PG Epidemiology workshops:

    1. Introduction to epidemiology:

This 2-day workshop is aimed at introducing the Post-graduate students to the basic principles of epidemiology, developing research questions and study designs. It also covers research ethics, health economic and systematic reviews

    1. Protocol development workshop:

This 2-day workshop is aimed at helping the Post-graduate student to develop his or her protocol for their MD/MS/DM/McH dissertation. The resource faculty helps the student and their respective guides develop their protocols based on their study question and study designs.  It includes an overview of study designs, statistical methods, templates for various study designs, classes on Zotero software as well as epidata software for data entry form creation

    1. The thesis completion workshop:

 This 2-day workshop is aimed at helping the Post-graduate student complete his dissertation. The faculty of the CEU assists with data entry, analysis, interpretation and any other help required for completion of the dissertation

    1. The animal research methodology workshop:

This is a 2 hour workshop which includes -Using animals in research, ethics in animal research and doing research in animals at CMC.

    1. Zotero-Reference manager workshop:

This 2 hour hand on workshop includes an introduction to the reference managers and a hands workshop on using the Zotero software.

    1. Data Entry software and Database creation:

The CEU is planning to conduct workshops on the use of Epidata for Data entry form creation as well as Database creation. These will commence in the course of this year.    

Biostatistics Department Training Programmes:

  1. Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Principles of Epidemiology & SPSS
  2. Clinical Trials and Meta Analyses
  3. Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression &Survival Analysis
  4. Bootstrapping (Resampling), Jackknife and Monte Carlo Methods in Research
  5. Sample size calculation
  6. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software training
  7. Fundamentals of “Clinical Data Management (CDM)”
  8. Clinical Trials course: Design, Analyses, Interpretation and Reporting
  9. Statistical Computing using R (Software training)
  10. Bayesian methods in Longitudinal Data / Repeated Measures, data analyses. (in collaboration with Neurosurgery dept. CMC and Oklahoma University, USA
  11. Multilevel Modeling (MLM) and Longitudinal / Repeated Measure data analyses using Linear Models & Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)

COCHRANE Training Programmes:

  1. Workshop on Using Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Informed Healthcare and Health Policy
  2. Protocol Development Workshop for a Cochrane Systematic Review
  3. Workshop on Completing a Cochrane Systematic Review