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Special feature: “R” for data analysis

26 - 30 June 2022, virtual course

Are you a junior doctor interested in research? Have you just started your research fellowship? Do you need training in clinical research design and analysis?

A virtual synchronous interactive course will be provided for young physicians interested in research; this replaces the face-to-face course which has been cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

  • Design clinical experiments in diabetes/endocrinology
  • Consider ethical aspects of clinical research
  • Join introduction to “R” for statistical analysis
  • Brush-up your statistics
  • Join the elite international group of Robert Turner Course alumni

Sponsored by Lilly Diabetes and EASD this course is hosted by Oxford University’s Clinical Departments and open to clinically qualified physicians with a research interest in endocrinology and diabetes.

Register by 22 April 2022 - Participant numbers are limited!


Criteria and eligibility for the Course

The Course, sponsored by Lilly Diabetes and EASD, provides an introduction to research in the fields of clinical diabetes/endocrinology. Additional sessions are included on “Introduction to “R” for data analysis”.

Applications are welcomed from clinically qualified physicians who are considering or have recently begun clinical research but have not received a higher (post-graduate) qualification. Applicants should be members of EASD and have received their medical degree not more than 7 years before 1 January 2022.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions we have cancelled the advertised face-to-face course. This virtual course will be synchronous; participants are expected to attend all sessions over four days which are timetabled 12.00noon-17.30 p.m. UTC +1. If you are conversant with “R”, sessions on “Introduction to R” (12.00-17.00p.m. UTC +1) on 26 June are optional.  Participants must be experienced with Word, Excel and Zoom and agree to share their email addresses with fellow course attendees and faculty.

Cost of the Course

The registration fee for the Course is Euro 100.

Application procedures

Interested candidates should submit their application to Mrs Mary Hata:

The application must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae giving your age, place of birth, current professional address (with email address) and full details of education and academic and/or clinical career to date. There should be a complete list of publications and mention of any meetings or workshops attended. Please also include a photo.
  • A one-page letter describing how you meet the requirements for the Course including current research interests and a brief explanation of how you think that the Course will help your research. Please indicate if you are experienced with “R” and whether you wish to join the sessions of Introduction to “R” on Sunday 26 June.
  • A one page letter of support from your Head of Department indicating your suitability for the Course. This letter should also describe the department’s activities in clinical research.
  • EASD membership number and proof of current membership.

All information will be treated confidentially and will be shared with the Robert Turner Course Steering Group who will make the selection.

Deadline for applications 22 April 2022.