Recommended Courses

In this page, you can find a list of fully-online courses that we think can improve your research skills, just click the title of your course of choice to be redirected to its sign-up page.

Online courses are a convenient and time-effective way to acquire new skills and grow them. There is a wealth of online courses that discuss key topics that can improve your ability to read, write and publish research. The key advantage of an online course is the ability to learn at your own pace.

Please note that some courses are paid and others are free of charge.

Clinical Epidemiology

This course teaches the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, drawing on real problems faced by medical professionals and elaborating on existing examples of clinical research. Medical researchers will lean how to translate real clinical problems into tangible research questions for investigation, gaining insight into some of the most important considerations when designing an epidemiological study along the way.

By: Utrecht University

Cost: Free of charge, Paid Certificate (50$)

Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics

If you are simply interested in properly understanding the published literature or if you are embarking on conducting your own research, this course is your first step. It offers an easy entry into interpreting common statistical concepts without getting into nitty-gritty mathematical formulae. To be able to interpret and understand these concepts is the best way to start your journey into the world of clinical literature.

By: University of Cape Town

Cost: Free of Charge, Paid Certificate (50$)

Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

By: Stanford Medicine

Cost: Free of charge, Paid Certificate (50$)