Researchers Step by Step Guide

Introduction[edit | edit source]

You have decided to get involved in a research project with Physiopedia, what's next?

Whether you are at the early stages of developing your research project, mid-way through or at the end of your project and looking to share your research on the Physiopedia website, please reach out to us.  We are here to support you at any stage of your research efforts!

Physiopedia provides a unique platform for researchers with interests in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and global health. Sharing your research on Physiopedia will help to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to your knowledge end-users (physiotherapists and other health care professionals). We offer support to researchers by helping to create appropriate knowledge translation activities and can work with your research team to help develop your end-of-grant knowledge translation plan for your research project.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

The first step to getting started will depend on your needs. If you are looking to share or create knowledge translation activities for your research project, contact Nicole Beamish who will guide you through the following process.

Assistance With Your Knowledge Translation Activity[edit | edit source]

Physiopedia can:

  • Offer letters of support to researchers who are applying for grants that require an end-of-grant knowledge translation plan.
  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive end-of grant knowledge translation plan which demonstrates the benefits of your research and how your research will reach the appropriate end-users.
  • Share your research activities and findings in our online magazine Physiospot where there are several opportunities for researchers:
    • Research – share an abstract of your findings and how your research builds on the current state of knowledge
    • Interviews - participate in a written question-answer interview which highlights your work as a clinician-scientist.
    • Voices - write regular updates about your research and the research process

Contributing Copyright-free Information[edit | edit source]

If you are providing copyright free information for us to publish on Physiopedia please contact Nicole. You should attach the work that you are contributing to Physiopeida (or link to it) in this email.  You should also provide information for us to add to your profile page and any links to your work that you would like us to make.  No further steps required.

Creating or Updating Physiopedia Pages[edit | edit source]

If you are interested in creating and/or updating Physiopedia pages with the knowledge gained from your research project. Please contact Kim who will create the page for you.

  • You will be listed as a page editor and can become a lead editor of that page
  • Have the opportunity to continue to monitor and edit your page once it is written by joining the One Page Project

Advertising for Researchers[edit | edit source]

Physiopedia’s policy on research involvement, advertising and knowledge translation activities. We invite researchers to provide one or more of the following to the Physiopedia in return for our support:

  1. Participate in an interview with a member of the Physiopedia team, where you can discuss your research, your finds and the clinical implications of your work.
  2. Create and/or update Physiopedia pages with the knowledge gained from your research or the creation of your research project
  3. Become involved with our online magazine, Physiospot. There are several opportunities for researchers on Physiospot:
    • Research – share an abstract of your findings and how your research builds on the current state of knowledge
    • Interviews - participate in a written question-answer interview which highlights your work as a clinician-scientist
    • Voices - write regular updates about your research and the research process
  4. In collaboration with Physiopedia, create an online course for PhysioPlus  based on your research results

Before providing support to a researcher or research group Physiopedia requires:

  1. The title of the study, names of primary and co-investigators, and the primary investigator’s contact information, including email address and telephone number.
  2. Research Proposal - A 2-page max summary including:
    • Background/rationale
    • Objective and Research Questions
    • Methodology
    • Relevance to Physiotherapy
    • Knowledge translation plan – including timing and methods and how Physiopedia will be involved
  3. Informed consent forms and a copy of the Research Ethics Board approval certificate (when available)

Get Your Own Physiopedia Account[edit | edit source]

  1. Sign up for a Physiopedia editing account.  We suggest that your username is your full name.
  2. When you request your account inform us that you would like to contribute to Physiopedia as a researcher or as part of the One Page Project.
  3. Wait for an email confirmation that your account has been activated.

Create Your Profile Page[edit | edit source]

Once your account has been activated have a go at editing a page.  It is best to start by editing your profile page to give yourself a presence in Physiopedia.  See our user tutorials on editing pages and editing your profile.

Write Your Pages[edit | edit source]

You are now ready to go ahead and develop your pages. Be sure to look at the user tutorials and help pages should you need assistance.  You may find that your pages have been pre-populated with templates, these are there for guidance but you are welcome to edit them should you wish to do so.

Monitor Your Pages[edit | edit source]

Once you have completed your pages you can monitor your pages for changes in a number of ways:

  1. Each Physiopedia page has a History tab where you can view how contributions have been made to a specific page.
  2. You can flag your pages by using the Watch tab at the top of each page. The pages that you are 'watching' can be followed by going to My watchlist under the personal tools tab in the left sidebar.

Edit Your Pages[edit | edit source]

You can edit your pages at any time.  You may want to update your pages with up to date evidence or correct additions that other users have made.

Provide feedback to us[edit | edit source]

We would be grateful if you would provide us with feedback on your experience of using Physiopedia as a researcher.  We will use this feedback to improve the Physiopedia service for Researchers.  You can provide us with feedback.