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Good science is all about methods.
Moreover, science is nothing more – nothing less – than a method to approach and generate knowledge. Hence, learning the methodology of research is the only way to intimately know a discipline. This is, of course, also true for psychiatry. Being familiar with research methodology will help psychiatrists not only to be able to develop their own research but also to critically understand the literature in the field in order to reach evidence-based clinical practice.
ECNP is extremely interested in promoting research skills in early career scientists, including clinicians. Early career clinician members of ECNP identified a gap in their training concerning their ability to get top-quality and practical information on how to get started in clinical research. The ECNP Executive Committee
therefore decided to start the ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods to fill this gap.
ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods
The ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods aims at introducing early career clinicians (psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, etc) into research methodology and to promote a critical thinking approach to the scientific literature that is particularly relevant to clinical practice.
It is a unique opportunity for early career colleagues to become familiar with the scientific method, the key to good practice. A number of international renowned researchers share their professional experiences to this end. In 2020 the maximum number of participants is 50.
The three-day workshop offers several practical interactive sessions including issues of interest such as:
- Research in psychopharmacology
- Non-pharmacological research
- How to read and write a scientific paper
- How to start a successful scientific project and career.
View the 2020 programme by clicking on the button below.
Application is open to those that are an early career scientist as defined by ECNP.
How to apply
You can apply via the button below.
During the application process, applicants are asked to upload the following:
All documents need to be in English. The deadline to apply is 9 June 2020.
Participants with ECNP experts Celso Arango and Eduard Vieta at the recent ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods that took place in Barcelona 6-8 November 2019.
Registration and accommodation
For those selected, there is no registration fee.
Hotel accommodation is offered by ECNP for two nights in a shared room, with breakfast, at a hotel near the workshop venue (see general information).
Experiences from previous workshops
|"I liked that the speakers gave their genuine opinions about the research world and some insider information from their positions as leaders in their fields. These are not things one can learn from a written source."
"I really enjoyed the workshop and thought all the lecturers were amazing at delivering their presentations."
"I have been raving about the workshop to colleagues and friends since getting back!"
Visit our history page
for more info about our past ECNP Workshops.
The ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods is funded by the ECNP Scholarship and Research Foundation (R&S), a public-interest-serving entity.