Medical Research in the Middle East: is there something missing?

Medical Research in Saudi Arabia: is there something missing?

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1. Discuss required databases and journals with interested staf

1.1. Specify

1.1.1. Proposal to library deanship to include specific databases

2. Clinical Epidemiology The Essentials

3. Ease of access to patient medical records for research purposes

4. Ability to access articles and previous work

4.1. A necessity in universities and major hospitals

4.2. Librarians

4.2.1. with focus in medical field

4.3. Enable access to international medical databases

4.3.1. OVID with Medline Psych info Others

4.3.2. Publishers Scince web Springerlink

4.4. Access to major and specialized journals

4.5. Action steps

4.5.1. Universities

4.5.2. Hospitals New node

5. Research Interests

6. Research Question

7. Recruiting collaborating centers

8. Research Instruments/Scales (e.g., Quality of Life Outcomes)

8.1. Cultural Validation

9. Through email

9.1. [email protected]

9.1.1. Service already running

10. More outlets of publication

10.1. University based journals

10.1.1. Needs more aknoledgment Increase accessability e.g. post online Print copies in university hospitals

10.1.2. Include student's work e.g. journal of taibah university

11. Simple and basics

12. Incorporate in required annual CME

12.1. Participation in research related activites

13. Local in same university

13.1. Arranged by students for students

13.1.1. Example: KAU Annual Research Day

14. Beyond the basics

14.1. For more interested students

14.1.1. Mentorship

14.1.2. Research clubs Example: KAU research club

14.1.3. Competitions National Regional e.g. International scientific conference for GCC medical students National

15. الجمعية العلمية السعودية للبحث الطبي؟؟

16. Research Planning

16.1. Needs Assessment

16.2. Public Awareness & Acceptance

16.3. Research Funding

16.4. Collaboration

16.5. Ethics Board

17. Research Conduction

17.1. Supportive serviceses

17.1.1. Including Research Assistants Statisticians Librarians Bioinformatic experts

17.1.2. Build databases of available personel

17.1.3. Training courses for available local personnel

17.1.4. Training of new personnel

17.1.5. Proper remuniration

17.2. Modify pathway for accepting articles in local journals

17.2.1. (some journals require you pay to submit !!)

17.3. More funding opportunities

17.3.1. Build database of available funding organizations Universities Dedicated Scientific and Academic Chairs King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Clarify regulations of grant applications

17.3.2. Recruitment of more funding organizations Commercial institutions Depends on focus of research (shared interest)

17.3.3. Wider dissemination of available and new funding opportunities e.g. posters

17.4. Availability of regional research methodology centers

17.5. Patient medical databases

17.5.1. Proper setup of patients medical charts Mandate proper filing of medical history Quality checks Consider electronic medical records in major centers and university hospitals

17.6. National Disease Registries

17.6.1. How to access them?

18. Research Results Dissemination

18.1. Medical/Academic Writing Workshops

18.2. Mentorship

18.3. Media Collaboration

18.4. On personal bases

18.4.1. Praise work of others

18.5. Research Conferences

18.5.1. National & Regional

18.5.2. Specialty-specific & General

19. Increase general awareness about importance of research

19.1. Students

19.1.1. The Basics Medical School Curriculum Courses on Research Methodology & EBM Requirement of research involvement as part of curriculum Incorporate articles as part of reading resources Regular journal club meetings Add extra-curricular credits for research Advocate interdisciplinary research Educate students about different research tracks Mandate an introductory project management course for students who are interested in research One project as a residency requirment Create MD/MSc or MD/PhD prgrams Mentorship Program by active researchers

19.2. Health care practitioners

19.2.1. Residents Clinician-Scientist Programs Devise an affiliated national curriculum for a clinician scientist program Establish a Saudi Association of Clinician Scientists and Investigators (SACSI) Annual National Meeting for the SACSI Establish a scientific Journal for the SACSI allocating protected time for research during residency Establish research residencies and demonstrate their benefits MSc/PhD tracks within residency

19.2.2. Practicing physicians Workshops on how to: Look for articles on a subject Access and read an article Conduct a research project Change and Project Management Paper and Grant Writing How to be an effective presenter, getting the massage through? Clinical, administrative, research and family; finding the right balance? Journal clubs Academic staff Required number of publications

19.2.3. Incorporate E-Learning and Technology Self paced learning Feed back Crowed Source learning Peer Evaluation

19.3. The general public

19.3.1. Advertisement campains To show importance of research In developing our country to the whole humanity Benifits Fund raising to support researches To connect people who want to help research with researches and research institutes Consider "wagf for medical research" concept

19.3.2. Engage patients in research Patients with previous positive experience in research Include a patient representative in research boards Be transparent (Report results to patients) Include public education session in scientific conferences

19.4. Serious Consideration for Research Involvement during Residency Application

19.4.1. F.Toonsi: Shouldn't this be under Residents section?

20. General rules before editing this mind map

20.1. Please do not delete other participent's ideas

20.1.1. Add your input and comments in a separate node under your name F Toonsi: this is an example

20.2. Please feel free to add any idea.

20.2.1. This is a brain storming mind map, even less appealing ideas could develop to more useful ones

20.3. You can color action-steps with red

20.3.1. (These are final small steps at the end of a branch that when done will help in achieving the idea-thought of the main branch)

20.3.2. Collaboration of medical scientific societies to promote research Including Saudi society for medical education More research activities Grant competitions New node

21. Construct and consolidate medical personell's knowledge about research methodologies

21.1. Disseminate available free resources on research

21.1.1. From the internet Previous articles youtube videos Dedicated free websites that discuss how to conduct research Please feel free to add links

21.1.2. Facebook Saudi research facebook page???

21.2. Workshops

21.2.1. Topics How to search for research papers Research methodologies The grant winning proposal How to formulate a research question EBM

21.3. Recommend books

21.3.1. More advanced

22. Need major bodies that direct research in KSA

23. Draw a researchers Roadma

23.1. To assist self directed learning

23.1.1. A stepwise checklist to clarify required knowledge to publish from A to Z

23.1.2. Include resources to acquire this knowledge

23.2. Disseminate and spread