BMJ Joins Forces with UCSF to Offer Online Education for Researchers

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

FREMONT, CA: BMJ, a knowledge provider in healthcare sector has collaborated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to grant online e-learning programme for healthcare researchers and doctors worldwide, enhancing their research skills. BMJ also encourages and assists the learners in getting their research papers published successfully. The UCSF conducts extensive researches in the biomedical space.

"The online modules will empower researchers, particularly those in early stages of their career or from emerging countries, who often face hurdles when trying to conduct research projects and publish in high impact journals. By doing better research and publishing in the best possible journals, they can ultimately deliver better healthcare," said Dr Trish Groves, Deputy Editor and Head of Research at BMJ, and Chief Editor of BMJ Open.

The ‘Research to Publication’ e-learning programme helps institutions and early career researchers in developing countries, to build and promote their overall research intelligence. BMJ's research editors and UCSF's researchers work together and primarily focus on guiding learners in designing a study.

A wide range of about 48 online modules are based on public and clinical health research; expected to be launched entirely by March 2016. The modules are taught with the aid of detailed videos, narrated slides and exercises. After successful completion of the module, learners are entitled to receive a certificate of completion issued by the BMJ/UCSF. Learners can also submit their research protocols to the international online journal, BMJ Open. Currently, BMJ’s journals division publishes more than 55 of the world’s allied science and medical journals.

“We are excited to make quality clinical research training accessible to researchers across the globe, particularly those from developing countries and those serving underserved populations,” states Professor Deborah Grady, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research at UCSF and Co-director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.