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Research Quality and Reproducibility

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Research quality and reproducibility (50 mins) Preview Course

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This module provides an overview of the contributing factors to the reproducibility crisis and illustrates why this issue is so critical, and importantly, begins to provide tools that will foster research excellence.

Pass mark: 80%
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Understanding your research area (55 mins) Preview Course

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This module looks at how to critically evaluate and effectively filter the research literature in order to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of previously published research.

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Developing your research ideas (60 mins) Preview Course

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This module covers the formulation of the research question, scientific premise and hypothesis and how they relate to the experimental design, and enables learners to determine the significance of their research.

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Designing your research study (45 mins) Preview Course

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This module addresses how to design your study in order to maximize quality, rigor, and transparency, including quality control and assessment approaches, and best practice in project management.

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Engaging internal and external stakeholders (55 mins) Preview Course

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This module looks at identifying and working with stakeholders, and outlines ways in which industry partnerships may affect research reproducibility.

Pass mark: 80%
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Intellectual property considerations (55 mins) Preview Course

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This module covers intellectual property and copyright considerations, and the ethical tension between publishing research results and retaining intellectual property ownership for commercialization of results.

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Execution, management, and documentation of experiments (65 mins) Preview Course

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This module addresses best practices for effective management at all levels of research activity, enabling learners to develop tools and practices for quality assurance and risk management.

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Data management (60 mins) Preview Course

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This module explores the stages of the data lifecycle and data stewardship practices, addressing the complexities of organizing and managing both small datasets and “big data.”

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Data analysis and interpretation (65 mins) Preview Course

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This module explores the use and importance of statistics in validating, assessing and interpreting experimental research results.

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Authoring and publication (75 mins) Preview Course

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This module looks at the importance of disseminating research, with an overview of the peer review and publication process. Guidance is also given on preparing a manuscript and how to emphasize the rigor of the research, as well as publishing failed experiments and negative results.

Pass mark: 80%
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Data and resource sharing (60 mins) Preview Course

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This module deals with formal sharing of data within a publicly accessible repository, archive, or database, and describes best practices for sharing both data and other resources associated with a research study.

Pass mark: 80%
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Wider communication of research (50 mins) Preview Course

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This module looks at the reasons for communicating research with a wider scientific or public audience, with guidance on how to prepare for different types of communication while upholding the principles of research quality and reproducibility.

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Mentoring for research quality and reproducibility (55 mins) Preview Course

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This module outlines the benefits of a strong research quality and reproducibility culture, with strategies for supporting, sustaining and monitoring research quality and reproducibility best practices among members of the research team.

Pass mark: 80%
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