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BOTA and NCTU Research Methodology Training Day

Monday, 1 July 2024


Monday, 1 July 2024

BOTA and NCTU Research Methodology Training Day


All levels




The Vaughan Parry Williams Pavilion
University of Nottingham, Highfield Sports Ground, University Boulevard , Nottingham, NG7 2PS

With experts from the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, we will discuss key concepts in randomised controlled trials, including defining the research question, statistical considerations, sources of bias, and also working with CTUs to design and deliver trials.

Members of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Associate Principal Investigator (API) scheme will also be present to discuss the API scheme and how this pathway can help trainees to get involved in trials, as well as the support available.

Finally we will look at some of the trials currently seeking APIs and how to get involved in them at your current place of work.

The overall aims of the day are to educate on trials and encourage more Orthopaedic trainees to be involved in research while also delivering on the T+O curriculum requirements of :

  1. Understanding and applying basic research principles

  2. Understand the basic principles of research governance and how to apply relevant ethical guidelines to research activities

Learning objectives

1. Understand the key concepts involved in designing and conducting randomised controlled trials, such as defining a research question, understanding the necessary statistical foundations, and identifying potential sources of bias.  

2. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work with Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) in designing and executing research trials.  

3. Gain insight into the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Associate Principal Investigator (API) scheme and understand how it can provide opportunities and support for trainees to get involved in trial research.  

4. Familiarise themselves with current trials seeking APIs and understand how to apply and get involved within their current roles and working environment.  

5. Develop a comprehensive understanding of and ability to apply basic research principles and research governance, with a focus on adhering to relevant ethical guidelines within their research activities.

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