News: Supporting Students & Junior Researchers in Conducting and Publishing High-Quality Research


News: Supporting Students & Junior Researchers in Conducting and Publishing High-Quality Research

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Team: Events, Training & News
Posted on September 28, 2018

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News: Supporting Students & Junior Researchers in Conducting and Publishing High-Quality Research

Team: Events, Training & News

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Description


Goal

The Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Capacity Development Framework acknowledges the need to “effectively support training and career

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An assembly of students who have recently worked at CHI. From left (front): Qian Liu, Zhongyuan Zhang, Allison Feely, Stephanie Monkman, Saeed Al-Azazi, Mohammed Rashidul Anwar, (middle) Oluwagbenga Fakanye, Shuo Jia, Rishabh Saraf, Olawale Ayilara, (back) Matthew Love

development in patient-oriented research.” 

Building on that framework, one of the Knowledge Synthesis (KS) platform’s goals is to support students in not only learning the fundamentals of knowledge synthesis research, but actively engaging and leading their own research. As such, we have been offering regular training opportunities in the form of organized workshops and courses, as well as individualized supports for students and junior researchers.

Results

Since 2015, we have supported over 30 postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and junior investigators in leading their own research topics in knowledge synthesis. To date, 25% have published their work, with another 43% actively completing their projects or currently undergoing peer-review. Furthermore, several of the students we have engaged have published the work they lead in prestigious journals, including the British Medical Journal, Vaccine, and BMJ Open. 

Even after their training is complete, several students have continued to use the skillsets they have acquired and are developing successful track records in completing and publishing their work. For example, a former student and new investigator recently published a systematic review that was not only published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, but was also the 33rd most cited, discussed, and shared work among over three million articles published in 2017 (https://cmaj.altmetric.com/details/21993583). 

More and more students are turning to the KS platform for training, and are keen to develop their research agendas. But of course, the KS platform is not alone. The Data Science platform, for example, collaborates with world-class researchers in areas from epidemiologic studies of chronic diseases using linked administrative datasets to complex, multi-platform genomics studies peering into the cellular processes of metabolism. For our students, these projects present incredible opportunities to interact with passionate biomedical and epidemiologic researchers, and to have an impact on these important and exciting projects.