Our resource of the month for May was a collection of tools, tips and tricks to help with writing a protocol. You can find them all on Twitter, but we’ve also gathered them here for ease of reference.
First up, we recommended having a look around Prospero, the register of protocols. It’s worth being familiar with it if you’re planning to do a systematic review, as that’s where your protocol will have to go.
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 8, 2018
Following that, we drew attention to some good resources for searching grey literature – unpublished material such as PhD theses, reports, ongoing clinical trials and so on. We’ve listed and linked to grey literature resources here on our website.
Some good sources of grey literature include Open Grey, and trials registries. Links to all can be found at the bottom section of the linked page: https://t.co/Ge6SyFBFZ8
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 14, 2018
There is guidance to help you know what will need to be reported in your protocol. This ‘PRISMA-P’ guidance can be accessed here.
Our #resourceofthemonth is a collection of tools and tips to help you write a protocol. Today's tip: make sure you know what you'll need to report in your protocol. The PRISMA-P reporting guidelines will help with this: https://t.co/QCAx5Phhas
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 21, 2018
Finally, the Medical Library has lots of training that will support you in writing your protocol. You can find upcoming courses here – to book, click on the link of the name of the course you want to attend, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find upcoming sessions and book your place here: https://t.co/dQyiQTa3vT
— Cambridge Medical Library (@cam_med_lib) May 28, 2018
Do be sure to follow the Medical Library on Twitter for more resources, tools, and tips.