Scientific Publishing and Dissemination of Information

Scientific Publishing and Dissemination of Information

 

Consumers learn about the basic principles, processes and author responsibilities associated with scientific publications. They bring a 'user' perspective to the process and authorship and in doing so learn about the importance of a valid methodology and the rigors of data collection and recording.

Effective dissemination of research results requires communication to the broader community. Consumers develop skills in how to review and appraise lay summaries, publications and other documentation intended to communicate trial results and research findings.

 

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of scientific publishing.
  • Demonstrate awareness of standards for reporting clinical trials (i.e. CONSORT Statement).
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of authors.
  • Demonstrate awareness of requirement for prospective clinical trial registration.
  • Describe how results are communicated.
  • Demonstrate ability to critically appraise trial reports.
  • Convert research findings into lay language.


Learning Activity: Consumers Contributing to Scientific Publication Content

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Learning Activity: Consumer Contribution to the Dissemination of Information to the Broader Community

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