Clinical and Health Sciences

Many of the resources below are part of NIH's Research Methods Resources. If you are looking for more resources then what is below, NIH has provided additional literature including FAQs and glossary of terms that can be found on the Research Methods Resources website

Online Courses

  • Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine. A free, 7-part, online course presented by Dr. David M. Murray that provides a detailed guide to designing and analyzing group-randomized trials (GRTs).
  • Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR). The NIH Clinical Center's Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course trains registrants on how to effectively and safely conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting biostatistical and epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, ethical and legal issues, and much more.

  • Principles of Clinical Pharmacology. This course is an online lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The course focuses on the following core principles of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy.

  • Other clinical training opportunities are offered by NIH's Office of Clinical Research

Below are several resources developed by the SPIRIT Group, an international group of stakeholders with the initiative to improve the completeness and quality of trials protocols. (text adapated from website)

The INSPIRE network has collaborated with global partners (including four influential journals: Simulation in Healthcare, BMJ Simulation, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, and Advances in Simulation) to develop extensions specific to simulation-based research for both the CONSORT and STROBE statements.