Research Academy Lucerne

10-14 September 2018

Research Design and Methodology (previously called Core Module)

The course in Lucerne is a one-week intensive training providing a comprehensive view on most of the aspects of pre-clinical and clinical studies required by young researchers for their daily work. The learning objectives of the course are:


  • Fundamentals of research in dental medicine
  • The process from posing of a scientific question to generating the answer
  • Selection of the suitable in-vitro, pre-clinical or clinical research approach
  • Selection of the appropriate analytical tools for data acquisition
  • Planning of a pre-clinical or clinical study within a research group using international networks
  • Analysis and critical interpretation of acquired data
  • Effective communication of findings and knowledge
  • E-learning lectures to prepare for the course


Impressions from the Osteology Research Academy 2015 in Lucerne


What participants say about the Research Design and Methodology course:



"An outstanding, well-structured course, with the world's best experts in field of dental research."

Mahmoud Shalash, Egypt
participant Lucerne 2015



"The ORA Lucerne gave me the opportunity to meet interesting colleagues from all over the world in a great atmosphere. Attending high-level presentations and workshops broadened my scientific horizon."

Jonas Lorenz, Germany
participant Lucerne 2015