Research Toolkits


Hello researchers! In this section of our website, we’d like to share with you our favorite resources on the net useful for the conduct of health research. Please feel free to download, copy, share, and use our material as a guide for your own work, following terms of the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.



Research Templates

Embarking on your research project? Here are some of our templates to help you with your protocol:

  • 101 Health Research Proposal Worksheet
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form (English)
  • Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form (Filipino)
  • Basic GANTT Chart and Budget Template


    Literature Search Resources

    A thorough search of available literature is a crucial step during the research planning and design phase. Here are our favorite online resources for literature searches:

    Search engines for academic and peer-reviewed papers

  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Google Scholar
    Evidence based medicine

  • Cochrane Library
  • TRIP Database
  • ACCESSSS Federated Search
    Open access sites

  • PLoS One
  • Bio Med Central
    ASEAN and Asia-Pacific research

  • APAMED Central
    Philippine health research journals

  • Philippine E-journals™
    WHO-affiliated initiatives

  • Research4Life
    Need assistance in literature search? Contact us.



    ICH, GCP, + Ethics

    Health research is human research. Before one can conduct any health research, possession of a certification of ethics or GCP training is necessary. Many universities and hospitals offer in-house sessions for this, but if you opt for a free, online course, here’s a great resource:

  • ICH GCP online course by The Global Health Network


    Quality Checklists

    How do you know if your research protocol is at par with international standards? The EQUATOR network provides over 300 reporting guidelines for different study designs. The more commonly used ones are:

  • CONSORT for clinical trials
  • PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • STROBE for observational studies
  • STARD for diagnostic and prognostic tests
  • SRQR for qualitative research


    Online Courses

    Our current favorite online course is a collaboration between BMJ and UCSF, a program called Research to Publication.

    There are several MOOCs on epidemiology, biostatistics, and global health issues on EdX.org and Coursera.org.



    Research Humor

    Struggling with your research? You aren’t alone. You’ve got kindred souls at Research Wahlberg and @AcademicsSay!