How to Write and Publish a Study Protocol

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Understand different meanings of the term “protocol”
  • Communicate the value of planned research
  • Appreciate the characteristics of a good research question
  • Match research questions to appropriate study designs
  • Evaluate examples of published protocols
  • Understand importance and limitations of trial registration
  • Choose the correct guideline for writing a protocol paper
  • Describe key features of ICH GCP E6 and SPIRIT guidelines for reporting clinical trial protocols
  • Understand how to prepare a real study protocol for publication in a journal.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.

Release date

07 May 2015