Research Roadmap

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Plan Your Study

Checklists and standards for planning assistance during the design phase of your study

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Prep Your Manuscript

Checklists to verify inclusion of standard study components prior to submission

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Appraise Your Study

Assess potential risks of bias in your study design in a way that the AAOS might appraise your study

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IRB/Grant Resources

IRB and grant quick-links, tips, and guides on approval and funding options for your study

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Research Calculators

Compute simple results or link to free tools for generating sample size, power, randomization, and complex data analysis

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List of Journals

List of direct links to journal-specific criteria and conditions for submitting your study

The study appraisal forms are consistent with AAOS methodology and were developed using GRADE, QUADAS-2, and QUIPS instruments. The study planning and manuscript preparation guides were independently designed but are consistent with the STARD, CONSORT, and STROBE study checklists.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to contact Kyle Mullen or Ryan Pezold