Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Meta-Research Short Course Sept 2017 - Registration now open

Hosted by The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Imperial College London.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the principles of meta-research
  • To conduct and interpret research syntheses applied to different biomedical research domains
  • To understand and apply methodologies to identify and quantify biases in biomedical research
  • To critically appraise the published literature and the reporting of results, and to be able to identify best practises
  • To understand what is and what determines reproducibility in biomedical research

Course Fees

  • Student Rate: £300 (with a valid matriculation card)
  • Special Rate for ISCB Members (with valid ISCB Membership number): £375
  • NHS/Uni Rate paid: £500
  • Industry Rate: £1000

A limited number of bursaries for students and staff of the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences are available.  Please contact for details. Deadline for application for bursaries: Monday 1 May 2017.




Meta-Research Short Course Sept 2017 - Registration now open

The purpose of this course is for students to understand the principles of meta-research and to develop skills in relation to research synthesis, meta-analysis and assessment of bias in biomedical research. It is aimed at those working in clinical and preclinical research.

Medical Education Centre (MEC), Western General Hospital, Edinburgh