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 little 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
- How to publish your results
AOPEER is strategically guided by a cross-divisional taskforce:
How to access AOPEER
AOPEER is free for all members of an AO Clinical Division.