Professor Fregni, with colleagues throughout the world, has developed a highly interactive platform for clinical research training designed for clinicians and junior scientists. The program also promotes collaborative learning, so participants from the clinical research courses can teach and exchange ideas with their colleagues.
As of 2015, more than 2000 people have been trained in the Clinical Research Project. Many participants have become very successful clinical researchers and have perpetuated the mission to share this training with colleagues.
Course 1: Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, MMSc, MPH, MEd, Director of The Spaulding-Labuschagne Neuromodulation Center, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and the Department of Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
The course is one year in duration, and can be followed anywhere in the world through an interactive platform. There are also several live workshops in Boston and Brazil. (See video below of the interactive final workshop.)
Principles and Practice of Clinical Research covers the basics of clinical research including:
- How to formulate a research question
- Selecting a study population with randomization and blinding and statistical methods
- Data distribution and classification, statistical tests, sample size calculation, survival analysis, missing data, and meta-analysis
- Data collection, monitoring, and reporting
- Training in manuscript writing and Study designs: observational studies, non-inferior and adaptive designs and randomized clinical trials
Course 2: Collaborative Learning
This course is under development. It is being designed to enhance learning by using interactive methods.