IBD Training Academy

Module 4

Module 4

Changing practice through research 

Module 4, led by Professor Raja Atreya and Professor Séverine Vermeire, will explore the key considerations for conducting
real-world studies, and approaches to statistical analysis and interpretation. Together with your peers, you will discuss how to structure scientific papers, and receive guidance on the publication process and medical writing excellence. You will also have the opportunity to hear the experts share their own learnings and experiences of setting up world-renowned research centres in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

Learning objectives

  • Describe the value of and approaches to real-world data collection 
  • Explain different methods of data interrogation and interpretation 
  • Apply best practice in medical writing and publication development 
  • Interpret and communicate data using statistical methodologies commonly used in IBD research 


Please complete the eLearning for this module in your own time, accessible through the window below. Don’t forget to take the quiz at the end to assess your learning. 


Striving for excellence in IBD research

This session took place on Monday 17 October at 18:00–19:00 CEST; if you missed the meeting, please watch the recording below. Module hosts Professor Raja Atreya and Professor Séverine Vermeire considered the challenges of conducting and publishing research in IBD, and provided guidance on how best to overcome these. Based on their own personal experience, this webinar disseminated practical tips from the experts on how to efficiently set up research centres and/or groups in IBD, and the benefits of widening your network.


Statistical tools and data analysis in IBD research

Watch Dr Narinder Kaur Gosall, Director of the Critical Appraisal Company, as she demonstrates how to interpret and communicate data using statistical methodologies commonly used in IBD research. With the aid of two key publications, you will learn how to analyse the strength of evidence presented, with a focus on statistical analysis techniques, types of research bias, and how best to minimise these. Take these skills and apply them to your own research! 



     Module hosts

Professor Raja Atreya
University Hospital Erlangen, Germany


Professor Séverine Vermeire
University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium



     Guest speaker 

Dr Narinder Kaur Gosall
BSc (Hons) PhD
Director, Superego Cafe Limited, The Critical Appraisal Company

Narinder Kaur Gosall studied at the University of Liverpool and gained a PhD in Neuropathology. After working as a university lecturer, she joined the pharmaceutical industry where she worked in a variety of roles in commercial, medical and outcomes research. She has over 25 years’ experience in teaching critical appraisal skills to healthcare professionals all over the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed her 5th edition to ‘The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal’ (Pastest, 5th edition, 2020) which won first prize in the 'Basis of Medicine' category at the BMA Medical Book Awards.

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