Research Learning Pathway


Andrew CONWAY MORRIS – MD, MRC Clinician Scientist, University of Cambridge; Hon Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Chair, Infection Section, ESICM

Nathan D. NIELSEN – MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, United States; Editorial Board and Sepsis Section Editor, ESICM Academy

Pathway beneficiaries may access the dedicated online classroom available on the ESICM Academy. Please note that ONLY selected beneficiaries can access the dedicated classroom.

This pathway will allow a progressive build from the basic introduction to research and research methods for participants with little or no post-graduate research experience to the more advanced level which may be of specific interest to those with more research experience who want a refresher or need focused training on a specific topic.

It will cover the range of knowledge and skills required to embark on a career as an intensive care researcher.

The research learning pathway will include a three-level approach combining online self-study with master classes and at a later stage possible project design. Participants can complete the full pathway or can take levels separately, according to their previous experience and preferences. The pathway includes:

1. Level 1 will open in November 2021. It aims to cover core ‘basic topics’ and will include:

a. Online self-study: November 2021-January 2022

i. Module 1: Introduction to Research in ICU
ii. Module 2: Data analysis and statistics – partner with data science

b. A 2-day Virtual Master Class: January 25-26, 2022

2. Level 2 aims to offer a more advanced approach and will include (opening date to be confirmed):

a. Online self-study

i. Module 3: How to read, write and review a paper
ii. Module 4: Systematic reviews – partner with SRG
iii. Module 5: Applying for Funding

b. Master Class

3. Level 3 includes elective modules that can be completed based on interest and preferences, together with the practical possibility of a project design in the area of interest (opening date to be confirmed) as follows: 

a. Online self-study

i. Module 6: Designing translational and basic science projects – partner with translational biology task group
ii. Module 7: Designing and undertaking a qualitative research project – partner with N&AHP
iii. Module 8: Designing and undertaking Clinical trials

b. Master Class (format and date TBC)
c. Project design

This learning pathway aims to provide an educational resource for intensive care trainees, qualified intensivists, intensive care nurses and allied health professionals who wish to learn how to conduct and appraise research in intensive care.

Join the programme if you wish to:

  • Improve your knowledge and skills required to embark on a career as an intensive care researcher
  • Meet colleagues and experts from all over the world
  • Exchange best practices and learn from each other
  • Join our network of researchers and contribute to more evidence-based projects

Research Learning Pathway Master Class, Brussels, Belgium, 25/01/2022 – 26/01/2022 has been granted 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

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