A MOOC for past participants: Update your research skills and use Research4Life resources more effectively

Published: domingo 30th janeiro 2022
Category: News

Did you know since 2019, more than 3000 individuals have completed the Research4Life MOOC and received certificates of achievement and participation? 

Following the launch of the new Unified Content Portal in July 2021, the MOOC has been significantly updated to  include new lessons. We are offering a  new course so that you can update your research skills and use  Research4Life  resources more effectively. 

This Research4Life MOOC update covers ONLY recently updated lessons and topics relevant to Research4Life programs. 

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate the new content portal and discover discipline-specific content efficiently 
  • Use the bibliometric analysis tools such as Scopus, the Lens and Dimensions
  • Prepare, publish and promote your research 
  • Train your peers to use Research4Life resources

This free course will be taught in English and will take place 21 March to 4 April 2022. 

Who can register?

The Research4Life MOOC update is intended for participants who have completed any of the Research4Life MOOC editions from 2019 through to May 2021. Those who are eligible will receive an email with the registration details. If you are a past participant and have not yet received an email, please contact us at [email protected] 

What do you get out of this course?

The Research4Life MOOC update will ONLY cover the recently updated lessons and topics relevant to Research4Life programs. Participants of the course will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance after completing the exam at the end of the course. Those who pass the exam with at least 70% will receive a Certificate of Achievement and those who pass with a lower grade will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

How much time does it take?

The course will run for 2 weeks, and participants are expected to spend an average of 6 to 8 hours per week to go through the course activities and complete the exam.

What’s included in the course?

Module 3: Discipline-specific browsing and searching discusses the Research4Life Unified Content Portal and the five Research4Life collections, including how to conduct discipline-specific searches, an introduction to Summon to search across all Research4Life resources and the bibliometric analysis tools Scopus, the Lens and Dimensions, which are available through Research4Life. Lessons included in this module are:

  • Lesson 3.1: Research4Life Unified Content Portal
  • Lesson 3.2: Search Across Research4Life Collections
  • Lesson 3.3: Research Assessment Tools

Module 4: Additional discipline-specific resources in Health Sciences. Lessons included in this module are:

  • Lesson 4.1.1: Health Sciences (Optional)
  • Lesson 4.1.2: Evidenced Based Medicine (Optional)

Module 5: Dimensions of Research Output discusses how to disseminate research output, prepare a manuscript for publication, identify the appropriate journal, understand the scholarly publishing, and peer review processes and how to promote and monitor your research. Lessons included are:

  • Lesson 5.1. Writing for research
  • Lesson 5.2. Publishing a research article

Module 6: Advocate on Research4Life and facilitate capacity development teaches you how to design advocacy strategies to address decision-makers and upper management. It also guides you on how to train local groups on how to use Research4Life. Lessons included in this module are:

  • Lesson 6.1: Research4Life Advocacy Toolkit
  • Lesson 6.2: Training Your Audience on How to Use Research4Life

We look forward to your participation in this Research4Life MOOC update.  

For further information, please contact us at [email protected]