July 10-21, 2017
The aim of the course is research capacity building through local and international collaborations. The first week of the course aims to introduce the basic concepts in statistics and epidemiology.Learn More
The concepts thought in the course are elaborated by critical reading of relevant scientific manuscripts. Participants are expected to perform analysis in parallel with the classes.Learn More
The program is supported in part by the Fogarty International Center / NIH 1R25TW009248 Research Ethics Initiative grant. All sessions’s location: Koç University School of Medicine, İstinye Campus
I am a neurologist and working for my PhD thesis in Clinical Neurophysiology. I had attended to the ‘International Summer Course on Research Methodology and Ethics in Health Sciences’ last year. During the course, I improved my vision about research methodology, analyzing the data and applying statistical test, appropriately. In the light of these knowledge I applied statistical tests to my data myself and interpreted the results while writing my article which was published in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry with an impact factor of 6.8. Sincere thanks to all lecturers and organizing committee for this fruitful course
I work for a university research team and I think what I learned here is very useful for me to supervise and when analyzing annual reports of the results. My expectation was from this workshop to see different ways of methodology in a research. I think the lecturers have done a great job and allowing us to participate made us more focused to the topics. I must also mention that Level B is very beneficial when it comes to digesting what we learned in the Level A course.
RMHS summer course at Koc University brings people together from different backgrounds and nationalities. It is a valuable opportunity to build professional relationships, exchange ideas and develop scientific partnership. I attended to the Level A and Level B workshops in 2015. The program for both levels was well prepared in terms of the content and the flow. As a physician I refreshed my knowledge of biostatistics and research designs. The hands-on sessions in statistics were especially useful. I enjoyed the stimulating discussions in research ethics, which included the emerging controversial topics in the field. Overall it was a great experience that I believe will contribute to the quality of future medical research by the trainees.
This is my second time with the course. I participated in 2013 and it was very useful for me back then and this year it is even better developed and tailored. The research methodology and ethical issues need to be taken very seriously and in the program we learn how to approach them as professionals. The advices and tips that we got for scientific writing is something I will definitely practice in my future endeavours as well.
Before I didn’t have much knowledge about statiscal verse of a research but since I participated to the program it became an interest of mine. When I go back home, I will show extra care to apply the census to my research about “Anti-microbial Therapy” effectively. Beside the scientific writing, I think the case studies that we went through in Journal Club made the course very interesting and challenging. My advice to people who are about the start a research is to take their first step by participating The Research Methodology and Ethics program.
The main reason for me to do it again is when I was preparing my research proposal, I faced difficulties in ethical measurements. During the Research Methodology and Ethics workshop , I presented my concerns and the workshop helped me to address them. I’ m from Armenia and for the ethical issues, we still don’t have any metrics to follow and I have so much to share with my colleagues back home now about the things I learned in RMHS.
I think RMHS gives a great chance to go through the very important details of a research. I learned so much about the statistics and how to use the findings. This program is a ‘must’ for the professionals who are planning to start a research. RMHS helps to identify the question to make an acceptable observation when interpreting data collected from the findings to draw conclusion. We went through all the details including scientific english.
This is my second time taking this program. As in the first, I’m very satisfied to be here. I preferred to take this program before I go to Boston for my academic work and I decided to take it again after my return. I especially find the scientific english writing segment of the course very useful because it gives quite good tips to create a hook in an editorial level.
I am a PhD student in computational sciencesand engineering and studying modelling of infectious diseases. My research requires interdisciplinary work and this summer school gave me the occasion to interact with people from other disciplines especially with medical doctors who are very busy and usually do not have much time to discuss in a relaxed environment. Also the lectures were very informative and especially the group work and the discussions made my interest even grow. All in all, the summer school was a great opportunity to expand my academic horizon, to establish international and interdisciplinary networks.
I think RMHS is good for the researchers since they get to learn and talk about the key points of how to establish and analyse the outcome of a research. My main focus was on statistics and what I learned from here will be a good kick-start to carry on with my practices. I got useful feedback about the randomization as well.