creo™ is an online learning tool that delivers research education in a straight forward and easy-to-digest way, guiding the learner through the step-wise process of developing a research project.  More information can be found in the creo Information Booklet or by contacting 




The Gwenna Moss Centre

The Gwenna Moss Centre regularly offers courses on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, writing retreats and help with manuscript writing and more.

Office of the Vice-Dean Research (ODVR), College of Medicine, USask

OVDR has created this excellent handout which contains grant development information, departmental contact list, funding opportunities, and an overview of the grant submission process. 

Resources for Clinical Researchers 

Understanding Overhead

For a handout on developing Research Questions using PICOT and FINER Click Here.

Research metrics measure the impact of scholarly works. Various metrics have been developed to track the impact of individual articles, authors, and journals.  The Research Metrics guide will introduce you to many of these measures and how to apply them to your work.

Infrastructure and Equipment, College of Medicine, USask

Research Units

Med Ed Research Grants

Faculty Development has compiled two medical education research resources for you which were originally done for the Medical Education Research and Scholarship Day.  You can refer to both these documents – information on medical education grants available and the journals you can consider to submit your papers for publication.  If you have suggestions on additions to these documents – please contact  We want these documents to be ever-greened - keeping them up-to-date and relevant and appreciate your input.

Funding Sources for Medical Education Research

Journals in Medical Education

Library Support

The University Library collaborates with researchers through our Liaison Librarian Program, by providing information resources and research tools and facilitating scholarly communication.  Visit our Medical Education Resources page to view more information on the USask library.

IT supports for Research

Includes Access to software  such as  NVivo, R project Statistical Computing, SAS, SPSS and Stata.

Sign up at UnivRS at  All research projects have to be entered into this system.

QI / System Improvement

To connect with the Health Quality Council go to offering excellent programs to develop QI skills for SK health care.

Greg’s story at; can be a powerful story for needed systems change.

Choosing Wisely in SK – is coordinated through the Health Quality Council.

Other Resources

AAMC Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation (MESRE) website.  Also checkout their video 'What is MESRE?'

RIME  (Research in Medical Education ) information is available through AMEE 

The Learning Scientists: Different Research Methods: Strengths & Weaknesses

The Learning Scientsts: A Statstics Primer for the Overwhelmed Educator

Knowledge Translation Canada: Offers an introductory online course on Systematic Review and meta-analyses; more information.  Check out their other education and training opportunities here

PowerPoint on the qualities of visual abstracts and how to create one for your research:

Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) - JANE is a free online bibliographic journal selection tool, which is a popular resource to help authors determine the most appropriate in-scope journal to publish their manuscripts.

Li ST, Klein MD, Balmer DF, Gusic ME. Scholarly Evaluation of Curricula and Educational Programs: Using a Systematic Approach to Produce Publishable Scholarship. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov-Dec;20(8):1083-1093. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.07.005. Epub 2020 Jul 9. PMID: 32653690.

Glassick, Charles E. PhD Guest Editors: THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC SOCIETIES TASK FORCE ON SCHOLARSHIP Boyer's Expanded Definitions of Scholarship, the Standards for Assessing Scholarship, and the Elusiveness of the Scholarship of Teaching, Academic Medicine: September 2000 - Volume 75 - Issue 9 - p 877-880

Faculty Development Library


Check out the hard copies of resources we have in Faculty Development easily! We have a FD “Library“ now which you can scan online to see if we have titles of books or medical education articles you might be interested in.  These are available to be borrowed by contacting

We are happy for these resources to be used by individuals in the College of Medicine or other Health Professions, anyone participating in our FD programming, as well as to have them go out to distributed teaching sites in SK.   Go to  If there are great titles related to medical education that you think we should have, let us know.  We welcome your suggestions.

Program Offerings

Columbia | Mailman School of Public Health - SHARP Training Skills for Health and Research Professionals.  Short, intensive boot camps led by field experts to teach in-demand research skills and methods to investigators at all career levels and from any organizationHere is the official flyer with all 2021 topics to share with colleagues.

AAMC - Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) WorkshopsThis virtual workshop is open to all who are interested in improving their educational research skills and is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

First Nationas Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) - The Fundamentals of OCAPA self guided online training course designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of OCAP.

‘Writing in the Sciences’ course – offered by Stanford. This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.


Track Your Thinking

Thinking about your thinking – click here to download and use this template to record  “process notes” to reflect on what you want to use or take away from this page.  This can be similar to writing a progress note on patient care.  Download this pdf and keep it as a record.  Write out your comments on what you are learning and come back to this from time to time to see how your thoughts and feelings are changing.  Review what you have written and re-comment on how you are applying what you are learning to your day to day practice.