Intro to Health Research (for patients)

Resources for patients: 

Are you curious about health research and want to learn more about it? The following set of resources has been compiled to help you self-learn about this fascinating area. 

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Online Resource  Source Link
Critical Appraisal: a checklist Students for Best Evidence

Critical appraisal for Health Professionals

University of Exeter | UK
ECRAN Project (Understanding clinical trials) European Communication on Research Awareness Needs
Evidently Cochrane Cochrane UK
Health Research Ethics 101 Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta
How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper Patient Empowerment Network…

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

London School of Economics

How to read a paper British Medical Journal (BMJ)…
How to read and assess research articles American Association for Cancer Research
Interpreting Research Studies Guttmacher Institute | US
Making Sense of Medical Research Studies Canadian Women's Health Network
Methodology 101:Training For Patients and Stakeholders Training Booklet & Resource Guide PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute | US…
Patient-Oriented Research  in Child Health (or PORCCH for children, families, trainees, clinicians, scientists, educators, and administrators) online modules Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
Understanding Health Research University of Glasgow | UK

Understanding Medical Research

National Library of Medicine | US
Who, me? Yes, you! Becoming a Patient Partner in Health Research | Video BC SUPPORT Unit…