Essentials of Clinical Research at Stanford

Taught by METRICS Co-director, Professor Steven Goodman, this 11 session course will cover design and analysis of clinical studies, good clinical practices, data management, and regulatory guidance, and conducting ethical research and research reproducibility. Students may also register for credit.


HRP 206: Meta-research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis (MED 206, STATS 211)

Open to graduate, medical, and undergraduate students. Appraisal of the quality and credibility of research findings; evaluation of sources of bias. Meta-analysis as a quantitative (statistical) method for combining results of independent studies. Examples from medicine, epidemiology, genomics, ecology, social/behavioral sciences, education. Collaborative analyses. Project involving generation of a meta-research project or reworking and evaluation of an existing published meta-analysis. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic statistics.

Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit



Reproducible Research

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A course dedicated to the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. Participants will be introduced to literate statistical analysis tools, which allow publishing of data analyses in a single document for easy replication of the same analysis to obtain the same results. Part of the Data Science Specialization series offered via Coursera and is intended for those with a background and/or interest in data science.


Improving your Statistical Inferences

Eindhoven University of Technology

This course aims to help participants draw better statistical inferences from empirical research. This course is designed for 3rd year bachelor students, master students, or starting PhD students with some basic knowledge of statistical tests.


Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action

US Cochrane Center

This course was designed to provide consumer advocates with basic fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills. Over this six-module course, participants will learn how to navigate the world of medical information, critically evaluate research studies, influence the creation of responsible public policy in healthcare, and help the people they serve to make healthcare choices based on the best available evidence.


Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action - Course for Physicians

US Cochrane Center

This course was developed specifically for physicians to provide evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills relevant to their work.


Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review

US Cochrane Center

This course serves as a resource for health professionals who are serving or wish to serve as peer reviewers of the biomedical literature. Specifically oriented towards ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other vision practitioners, mainly based in the US.


Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

NIH Clinical Center

A course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course will cover the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. Intended for physicians, basic scientists, medical students, nurses, and any other health professional seeking to enhance their knowledge in clinical research.