Our School of Translational and Experimental Medicine (STEM) team have been working on continuing to deliver the ever popular Research Training Methods Courses during the Covid-19 pandemic. All the Research Methods training courses have now been moved online, to ensure that everyone can still access them.

Our trainers are also looking at how we can continue to improve the online offering and are exploring delivery of the courses via video links that help to bring people together, as well as recorded sessions.

Dr Salma Ayis, Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at King’s College London delivered an online session on Quantitative Methods Part II last week. “I trust the session went very well. I am looking forward to teaching my next session, this time on Multivariable Regression Methods with emphases on logistic regression. It is great to receive feedback so that we can improve the format and content of our training. In light of this my next session will have built in refreshment breaks to allow delegates to step away from their screens for a few minutes.

Dr Ayis added “This is a new way for us to deliver training, so we will continue to reflect on how we deliver these sessions to ensure the best experience for our course participants”.

Professor Rebecca Oakey, Training Lead for the GSTT Biomedical Research Centre said “Our BRC team have been working together with educators and students to find working solutions for online content and delivery. The response from everyone has been fantastic and we continue to seek improvements to provide as much access as possible”.

Claire Dossi, BRC Research Training Manager said “We are excited by this new development and hope it can lead to other opportunities for our Research Methods Programme. We are very pleased to continue to provide some of our prestigious training courses during this challenging time.”

Upcoming courses include Introduction to meta analysis, Introduction to missing data analysis and Survival data analysis.

Our courses are available for free to any member of King’s Health Partners and selected others:

  • King’s College London
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • St George’s University of London
  • St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

You can register for all courses via our website. For more information, email BRCtraining@gstt.nhs.uk or call 020 7188 7188 extension 53373.