Research activity among medical students is increasing, and many medical students engage in full- or part-time research during their medical training, for example in the form of a research sabbatical, as part of their Bachelor or Master’s projects or as an ad hoc research project at a theoretical or clinical department. Particularly, the opportunity to perform or take part in an original research project during the whole-semester Master’s project has gained popularity. Further, a majority of newly graduates from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences consider engaging in a future PhD project. It is therefore imperative that medical students learn and become interested in medical research, and that medical research methodology becomes an integral part of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in order to facilitate sound and valuable research throughout the preclinical and clinical disciplines.
The Center for Medical Research Methodology (CMRM) is devoted to reinforcing medical research methodology as an academic discipline, and to strengthen teaching and education in medical research methodology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. and across faculties. The CMRM is not intended as a duplication of medical scientific theory or decision theory, but as an independent area of clinical and basic research.