AOPEER

The AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER) is a collection of resources, reference documents, and learning opportunities designed for health care professionals who want to learn or improve the skills they need to conduct clinical research.

AOPEER—designed by surgeons, for surgeons

Many surgeons receive lit​tle to no training in the principles of research, and accessing grant funding is generally not part of a surgeon’s skill set. Designed to meet this need, the AOPEER platform provides a collection of useful resources and learning opportunities for surgeons who are interested in learning how to conduct research.​​

AOPEER’s guidelines, courses, eLearning modules, articles, checklists, and templates cover all aspects of clinical research, including:

  • The fundamentals of research
  • Critical reading of literature
  • How to write a grant or study proposal​
  • Study management
  • Data management
  • Statistics
  • How to publish your results​

AOPEER taskforce

AOPEER is strategically guided by a cross-divisional taskforce:

Michael Blauth
Austria

AOTrauma

Asdrubal Falavigna
Brazil

AOSpine

Risto Kontio
Finland

AOCMF

Matthew Allen
UK

AOVET

How to access AOPEER

AOPEER is free for all members of an AO Clinical Division.​