How to be research active.

Throughout our training and beyond we are always encouraged to be evidence based practitioners, using the best and current evidence to guide our practice. Clinical practice is often busy with little time to explore the evidence base and keep up to date with upcoming research. There are over 2 million articles published per year, and if you read two articles per day, within 1 year you would fall 55 centuries behind!

So how can you keep up to date?

Being “research active” requires more than just reading two articles a day, but rather submerging yourself in the culture of research. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to quit your job and become a full time researcher, but there are things you can be a part of that will keep you thinking about research and subsequently improving patient care.

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Tips and tricks from a clinical academic on how to navigate the research landscape