Training Sessions

Free training sessions to help managers, clinicians, patients and researchers collaborate in patient-oriented research

This page lists the training sessions offered in English. Pour accéder aux formations offertes en français, cliquez ici.


Opportunity to plan a specific training to present a tool and how to use it. To plan one, please contact us.


Below is the list of training courses created by our team:

***Please click on the trainings’ title below to go to the registration page. Otherwise, feel free to consult our training catalogue (PDF).

Scholarly Publishing 101
This workshop is a primer on scholarly publishing. Topics to be discussed include peer review, open access, predatory journals, and preprints. Join McGill Library’s Scholarly Communications Librarian as she provides an overview of today’s publishing system, current trends and pitfalls. Please bring your questions! There will be time following the presentation for questions and discussion.

Introduction to qualitative data and analysis methods
There are a variety of data collection methods in qualitative research. The results of a qualitative data collection and analysis can provide rich and complementary information to the results of a quantitative study or literature review. For example, through qualitative data collection and analysis, one can understand the perspectives of patients or clinicians about the effectiveness and safety of a health technology or intervention.

Introduction to qualitative research
Qualitative research makes it possible to explore aspects of an issue that numbers cannot reveal. Indeed, numbers sometimes have limitations in translating or explaining the factors conditioning certain aspects of a social phenomenon (e.g. adherence to a drug treatment).

Organisational participatory research
Participatory research involves conducting research WITH participants rather than ON them. These participants are therefore research partners. Rooted in the work of Kurt Lewin on action research and Chris Argyris on organisational learning (action science), organisational participatory research (OPR) is a form of participatory research where the research partners are academics and members of the organisations involved. OPR combines quantitative, qualitative or mixed research methods with action to improve healthcare practices, services and policies.

If you have any training requests, please contact us.

Data Valorization Axis
of the Unité de soutien SSA | Québec

Department of Family Medicine
5858, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
3rd floor
Montréal, Quebec H3S 1Z1
Phone: (514) 399-9134
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