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Health Research Development Program

CS Health Research Development Program

Helping healthcare organisations across the globe adopt best research practices.

In strategic partnership, our program experts can advise on optimising research efforts and global standards, processes and techniques. We help establish a research culture amongst healthcare professionals resulting in improved patient outcomes, healthcare quality and efficiency.

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Because Creating a Culture of Evidence Starts with You.

Over the past decade we have experienced a rapid expansion of medical knowledge, a scenario exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. So how can we guarantee integrity of the research process, and ensure that published evidence meets the standards of medical science? Read our article by Dr Ximena Alvira.

Enabling a culture of evidence through high quality research

Enabling a culture of evidence through high quality research

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What is the Health Research Development Program?

Delivered by an enthusiastic and passionate medical and neuroscience doctor with broad experience in clinical practice, research, and medical writing, our program is designed to support healthcare organizations working towards research objectives, by understanding their challenges and working together to address their pain points.​

We understand the challenges involved in health research publishing, and given the experience we have in this topic, both personally and as a company, we believe we are in a unique position to provide useful and practical insights to health researchers with different levels of experience.

What is the Health Research Development Program?

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Health Research Masterclasses

We offer webinars across different time zones to provide acclaimed guidance on writing and publishing health research. Did you know that 50-60% of reasons why manuscripts are not accepted for publication can be avoided by following good scientific writing practices?

The format of the Health Research Development Program is based on the delivery of 40 min to 2-hour masterclasses on topics that span from research writing skills to guidance on promoting your work.

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Join Ximena Alvira MD, PhD to learn how to increase your chances of getting published. With 8+ years in basic research and 20+ years' experience as a scientific writer, Ximena has delivered over 120 health research masterclasses worldwide in the last 3 years.

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From the Editor's Perspective (EN)

Recorded June 13th

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Research suggests that 62% of published papers are rejected at least once. This is usually because the research has not been articulated into a well-written paper. It is important to understand what Editors look for while scanning through manuscripts to ensure your submission meets the standards and requirements of your target journal. In this session, we will discuss key elements Editors look at and look for in a manuscript.

From the Editor's Perspective

From the Editor's Perspective (ES)

June 14th

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From the Editor's Perspective (ES)

Writing an Original Research Article (EN)

October 5th

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Writing an Original Research Article (EN)

Fostering a Culture of Research (EN)

November 8th

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In this session, we will have a closer look at what to take into consideration when writing an original research article in order to foster a culture of evidence. Main takeaways are to clearly identify the main message of our research, tips on how to include tables and figures as well as self-organization such as the creation of a specific checklist that guides you.

Fostering a Culture of Research (EN)

Tailored Programs

As part of our commitment to partner with our customers to help build a culture of evidence, we can discuss if a tailored program would be suitable for your organisation's needs. The masterclasses above have been prepared to give you a solid foundation for health research publishing and we encourage you to leverage these. If a more consultative approach is still required, please register your interest to find out more.

On demand sessions

  • From the Editor's Perspective

  • Writing an Original Research Article

  • Fostering a Culture of Research - In order to truly foster a culture of research, usually the study protocol is the backbone of one’s study and any publication derived from the research.

    Topics of this session include:

    • How to follow a thorough systematic search, making your study unique, different, and valuable.

    • Identify the appropriate research questions, leading to relevant results.

    • Ensuring a well-designed study, by putting -a structure in place before starting, as a badly designed study can never be retrieved, whereas a poorly analyzed one can usually be re-analyzed.

Global Reach and Program Attendance

Over 9000 individuals have attended Elsevier's Health Research Writing Masterclass, with one recent virtual edition attracting 750 participants from over 50 countries.

What value do users place on our services?

"Lots of new information and many questions related to publication answered in the presentation. Excellent!"

"Gave clear picture for young minds how to write an article to get it published in a journal."

"Nicely explained the perspective of editors and readers in assessing an article."

"Thank you so much for the very informative topic. This will help a lot in my medical career."

91% of individuals who attended the Health Research Writing Masterclass agreed that the subject matter was presented effectively.**based on a sample of 303 survey respondents.

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* based on a sample of 447 survey respondents.