Understanding Health Research: a Free Tool Available to the Public for Making Sense of Health Studies (University of Glasgow’s SPHSU / BMJ)


The Understanding Health Research website, developed by Glasgow University, has been created to help people understand published health research and thereby become more discerning at distinguishing between “good” and “bad” research.

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Developing a web-based tool for ‘Understanding Health Research’. Glasgow [Online]: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow, 2016.

The University of Glasgow Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) is funded by the UK Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health Directorates. It is part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.

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Limb, M. (2016). Website aims to help people understand health research. BMJ. August 10th 2016; 354: i4403.

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