Franz E Babl, MD, MPH, FRACP, FAAP, FACEP, Paediatric Emergency Physician, Associate Professor; Andrew Davidson, MB BS, MD, FANZCA, Paediatric Anaesthetist, Associate Professor.
A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part II: Research science and conduct
Article first published online: 17 AUG 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Emergency Medicine Australasia © 2010 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 407–417, October 2010
How to Cite
Babl, F. E. and Davidson, A. (2010), A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part II: Research science and conduct. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 22: 407–417. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01321.x
Financial support: Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
- Issue published online: 6 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 17 AUG 2010
- Accepted 22 June 2010
- emergency department;
Research is an important part of emergency medicine and provides the scientific underpinning for optimal patient care. Although increasing numbers of emergency physicians participate in research activities, formal research training is currently neither part of emergency physician training in Australia nor easily available for clinicians interested in clinical research. In a two-part series, which is targeted at part-time clinical researchers in the ED, we set out and explain the key elements for conducting high-quality and ethical research. Part I addressed ethical and regulatory aspects. In Part II, we describe important elements of research science, and practical elements of research conduct and administration, which form the basis for high-quality research.