Research, innovation and development services are core competences of R&CS. Out team has an extensive and outstanding experience in developing scientific research in the field of health and epidemiology, with several national and international recognitions and awards. Specific competences of R&CS cover the full spectrum of steps of any scientific project, from its delineation to field work execution, data analysis and reporting. We offer the following client-tailored services, prioritizing quality and excellency:

 

STUDY PLANNING AND PREPARATION

  • Writing or review of study protocols (namely for master or PhD projects and for fund raising – e.g., FCT funding)
  • Scoping, narrative and systematic reviews
  • Preparation and submission of ethical and legal authorizations
  • Study design definition
  • Sample size calculation
  • Data collection methods definition
  • Operationalization of variables and development of data analysis protocols
  • Preparation of working plan and chronogram
  • Budget estimation
  • Elaboration of deliverables and communication plan

 

DATA COLLECTION

  • Documents preparation
    • Informed Consent customization
    • Field work/data collection manual
  • Recruitment, management and training of interviewers
  • Contact with institutions and monitoring visits
  • Data collection instruments development
    • Online forms
    • Paper forms
    • Cross-cultural translation, adaptation and psychometric evaluation of questionnaires
  • Qualitative Research (Grounded Theory, Phenomenological Interpretation, ...)
    • In-depth semi-structured interviews: group and individual (including transcription)
    • Focus groups
    • Consensus studies (Delphi panels and Nominal group techniques)
  • Quantitative research
    • Local, regional and national cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys
    • Effectiveness evaluation
    • Real World Research
    • Health and mental health impact assessment
  • Quality control 

 

DATA ANALISYS AND REPORTING

  • Content analysis
  • Systematic Reviews of Literature / Scoping reviews
  • Meta-analysis
  • Creation and management of databases
  • Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
  • Writing of reports
  • Preparation of (powerpoint) presentations and posters
  • Preparation and submission of scientific articles (original papers, review articles, case reports, …)
  • Organization of scientific events (e.g., seminars, scientific meetings, …)
  • Organization of training sessions and workshops