ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods
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.
Aim of the Workshop
This Workshop 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.
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.
Participants of the ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods 2021 and 2022.
Experiences from previous Workshops
"The things I liked the most were the high professionalism, the opportunity to meet with such a prominent names in the psychiatry field and to get inspiration from them about future research work. The chance to embrace more critical thinking in dealing with scientific papers was another great lesson!".
"I found the scientific content of the Workshop very useful for my professional career. I would definitely suggest my colleagues to participate in this Workshop in the future."
“Across the three days I had the privilege to listen and talk to some of the top researchers in psychiatry. What an experience it has been!! ”
"The content of the presentations and the way it was communicated by the speakers was incredibly engaging and valuable! Every presentation was equally important. I very much enjoyed engaging with fellow colleagues who were all in a similar stage of their career and with whom I had a lot in common. It was incredible how quickly we were able to bond in such a short period of time."
"I am more motivated and therefore I plan to get involved in clinical trials in the near future. I conduct both retro and prospective observational studies, and this workshop allowed me to have a better understanding of clinical trials in Psychiatry."
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.