Published: 07-09-2023 09:50 | Updated: 27-11-2023 09:34

Apply for method support from CLINICUM with a focus on scientific and methodological advice

CLINICUM is part of the region-wide initiative that aims to strengthen the quality of clinical and translational research. In its entirety, CLINICUM consists of a central function and seven nodes which represent the care provider organizations in Region Stockholm and SLSO. The nodes' activities aim to offer scientific advice and to provide methodological support and guidance in the planning and execution of research projects.

What can you as a researcher get support with?

In CLINICUM's operations, there are researchers in biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and other method-intensive disciplines who participate in the scientific advice. For projects in the early phase, there is the opportunity to discuss issues related to study design, choice of statistical method, data orders, description of method sections in applications to the ethics review authority or to grant providers. CLINICUM can also help with recommendations and considerations linked to conference abstracts, statistical analysis plans, study protocols or review comments. CLINICUM's method support network can also participate in shorter consultations that can help researchers avoid common mistakes when performing statistical programming or analyses, as well as discuss ideas for new studies and analyses.

How do you apply for support?

To ensure that you as a researcher receive the best possible help from our method and research specialists, a complete application for support needs to be filled out.

You can find the application form here: CLINICUM application form scientific advice

Once your application has been received, it will be processed by CLINICUM's method support coordinator and you will be contacted shortly via e-mail to schedule an initial appointment. Since CLINICUM operates through its nodes as well as through a virtual network of specialists, the location and format of meetings is determined according to what suits best in each individual case.

Physical meetings between researchers and CLINICUM's advisors are recommended in order to maximise the benefit of the meetings, but there is also the possibility of digital meetings.

Things to consider when applying for support

  • Apply for support in time. The earlier your application is received, the better support you can expect.
  • Fill in the application form carefully. A more clearly formulated question gives us a better chance of connecting you to the right methodological competence.
  • Feel free to bring key collaborators to the counseling session. We encourage researchers to consider our consultations as research meetings and welcome PhD students, postdocs, your own statisticians or programmers to participate.
  • As a basic rule, we cannot provide practical support with data processing or statistical analyzes via CLINICUM.


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