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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? Does your statistical training need an update?

A face-to-face, 4-day course will be held in Oxford for young physicians interested in research providing the basic training for clinical studies.

  • Design clinical experiments in diabetes/endocrinology
  • Deliver a clinical experiment
  • Be introduced to and use “R” for big data analysis
  • Brush-up your statistics
  • Immersive course in Oxford, accommodation at Keble College
  • 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 11 April 2023 - 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 including sessions on “Introduction and use of “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 2023. 

Participants must attend in Oxford, be conversant with Word and Excel and be able to share their email addresses with fellow course attendees.

Cost of the Course

The registration fee for the Course is Euro 240. Costs of accommodation and most meals are included in the registration fee. Travel costs are not covered; participants should make applications to their own local organisations for travel funding.

Application procedures

Interested candidates should submit their application to: Mrs Mary Hata:

The application must include the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae giving your age, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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: 11 April 2023.