Effective Research Methods

What is ‘risk of bias’ in a systematic review?

The last time you read a systematic literature review, you may have seen a graph that looked like traffic lights. The “traffic lights” graph in a systematic review report shows the risk of bias for each study that was reviewed. Bias is a systematic error that can lead to the wrong outcomes and conclusions. The …

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What I Wish I’d Known Before I Wrote My First Clinical Protocol

by Sumudu Narayana A clinical protocol is the framework of a trial, outlining how the trial will be conducted and providing all the necessary guidelines for the study team. Writing a research protocol for a clinical trial is an intricate and time-consuming process. It can also be a little daunting at first, especially coming from …

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Starting Your Career in Clinical Research – A Clinical Trials Manager’s Top Tips

by Sumudu Narayana Careers in clinical research can be financially rewarding and offer solid stability in the job market. An Indeed.com found the average salary for clinical research associates (CRAs) in the US was $95,000, though some earn over $125,000. Glassdoor finds a lower number for the US (lower yet for the UK, though with limited data), but the …

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