The subject "Research Skills" aims to provide students with the necessary skills to be able to design and develop research projects in the biomedical field, as well as to adequately report their results. To this end, the student is trained in a series of skills and techniques, of an eminently practical nature, which are very necessary for field work in research, especially in the biomedical sector. This sector is characterized by a strong legal regulation of many aspects, especially those related to work with patients (clinical trials) or laboratory animals, and it is necessary to know this framework to be able to design and execute research projects in this field.
On the other hand, biomedical experimentation is characterized by a high biological variability in the results, which forces the analysis of the results to be carried out by means of biostatistical procedures, knowledge of which is absolutely necessary to be able to publish and validate results.
Another important aspect covered in the course is how to manage the innovative aspects of research work, in terms of intellectual property protection, possible entrepreneurship, etc.
Finally, at a very practical level, it is explained how to write research projects and how to structure and write scientific articles, within the high standards currently demanded by the scientific community.