EQUATOR Canada Publication School

The EQUATOR Canada Publication School is a highly rated, intensive, and interactive course that introduces course attendees to the principles and practice of publication science. This course is designed for both patient partners who have had experience with working with a research team and trainees/early career researchers. Course attendees gain an understanding of the myriad of factors that can influence and impact the integrity of the scientific record and access strategies and resources to deal with them.

“Was such a pleasure to learn from and with this keen group of patient partners and learners! The format, content and facilitators were great. Thrilled with the new knowledge & tools to help make my research more relevant and impactful.”  – Myrene Lychek, January 2022 Course Participant

View more feedback from course participants on Twitter using #EQPubSchool.  
Topics include:
  • Patient partnership in research and publishing
  • How do biomedical journals operate?
  • Publication ethics, authorship, and research integrity
  • An introduction to reporting guidelines
  • Navigating peer review
  • Open science practices: why and how?

The course is held virtually over two days, from 10 am – 2 pm.

Faculty: Our knowledgeable and experienced faculty is made up of both researchers and patient partners, including: Nancy Butcher, Maureen Smith, Dawn Richards, Francine Buchanan, Andrea Tricco, Kelly Cobey, Peter Gill, Colin Macarthur, David Moher, and Martin Offringa. 

Course Directors: Nancy Butcher and Maureen Smith 

Next Course Date: Dates for the next Publication School will be posted shortly. Stay tuned! For more information, or to be added to our communication list, please send an email to Andrea Chiaramida (achiara@sickkids.ca). 

Publication Resources: A list of helpful resources is available here. 

Funded by OSSU.

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