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Support Innovation in Healthcare Professions Education

The SingHealth Academy Academic Resources and Research Team works with faculty, staff and partners from across the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre on various health professions education studies. These can range from staple programme evaluation initiatives to novel investigations into evolving pedagogical approaches.

Support from the team for health professions education studies can come in several forms, including:

  • ​​General pointers on study design (for more in-depth advice on the conceptualisation and design of education research projects, please consult AM•EI),
  • Guidance in the development of study tools,
  • Assistance in data collection and analysis (e.g. statistics, evidence-based evaluations), and
  • Consultancy on preparation of posters and journal manuscripts (e.g. logical flow, formatting, correct use of tools such as references and statistical tests, ethics, intellectual property rights, layout for posters).

To enquire about opportunities for collaboration on education research projects, contact the team at publications@singhealthacademy.edu.sg.

Note: Due to conflict of interest, the team is unable to work on projects intended for submission to Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare.

Resources
(Note: These links are viewable by SingHealth staff only on the Intranet)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What can you do to help get my research/manuscript published?
    We can assist with research support services, as well as provide advice and guidance on how to improve your abstract, poster, or manuscript. Kindly note that as of 1 June 2018, we no longer offer editorial services for manuscripts.

  2. What kinds of projects do you work on?
    Priority is given to projects on health professions education research topics, although we also work across a variety of clinical research topics. Most of our work is intended for submission to external journals or conferences.

  3. Can you review a manuscript and provide feedback on the study?
    We recommend approaching a subject matter expert to do this before submitting a request to us. For health professions education research topics, you can request consultancy services from AM•EI.

  4. Are you able to help with figures and images?
    We may be able to provide advice (e.g. check if figures and images are in the correct format or resolution, or whether there may be copyright issues associated with their use), but the Academic Resources and Research team does not normally create images for publication. Another team at the Office of SingHealth Academy may be able to help you with illustration services; please click here.

  5. Can you help write brochures, educational material for study participants, research protocols, study documentation, etc.?
    At this time, we are focusing our resources on abstracts, posters, and manuscripts intended for submission to journals or conferences.

  6. What are the charges for your services?
    Until further notice, our Content Partners in SingHealth can enjoy a waiver of charges on author services and health professions education research support. Full charges are applicable for all services rendered to external parties (non-SingHealth institutions).

  7. How much time do you need to work on my project?
    We can respond relatively quickly to simple and specific queries. If more work is required, a project could span weeks or months (depending on such factors as the initial state of work, how quickly Content Partners respond to our queries, the number of projects in queue, etc.). Let us know if you have a deadline, upon submission of a service request.

  8. Do I need to include you as an author?
    We would appreciate our individual team members being identified as authors if they have met the criteria for authorship as recommended by the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors. Otherwise, a mention in the Acknowledgements is sufficient.

  9. Who owns the copyright to my published research article?
    According to the SingHealth Intellectual Property Policy, except for certain circumstances, the copyright of manuscripts prepared by SingHealth staff belongs to the authors. Many journals require authors to transfer copyright ownership to the publisher upon acceptance for publication. For more specific information, please refer to the guidelines and policies of the journal to which you are submitting your manuscript.
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  10. How do I engage your author services?
    Our Content Partners in SingHealth can download the request form here, complete it, and return it to publications@singhealthacademy.edu.sg. We will assess whether we can take up the project, and contact
    you for follow-up.