Research tools

Here I’ll post useful sites I come across related to finding and understanding scientific research, especially mental health research. If you have suggestions for helpful resources to add, please contact me.

  • Health and Social Care Information Centre

The website for the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care.

  • How to read a paper

    On this page you will find links to articles in the BMJ that explain how to read and interpret different kinds of research papers (HT Niall Boyce, @LancetPsych)

  • Mental Health Research Network

    The Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) website says: “Research can lead to better treatments and services for mental health problems. The Mental Health Research Network is an organisation that supports research studies carried out in England with the help of people who use NHS services and people who work in them.”

  • National Institute for Health Research

    The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) MHRN guide to finding and reading a research paper to help mental health service users and their carers to access research into mental health. The guide explains how research is published as research papers, what the different sorts of papers are, how they are structured, how to identify a particular research paper and how to get hold of it. (HT UK forensic psychiatrist @forensych)Trip database logo

  • Trip database

    A database for medical research queries by clinicians and patients. “Medical search engine with an emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane and Bandolier.) (HT UK GP @amcunningham)


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