UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Misc

Title: Research Pearl - FINER Criteria for New Studies

Posted: 3/12/2024 by Mike Witting, MD (Emailed: 3/28/2024) (Updated: 3/28/2024)
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Considering starting a research project? Apply the FINER criteria:


                  Do you have the resources to study this? Enough patients? Support?


                  Does it interest you enough to devote your time to it? Does it interest colleagues?


                  Would it provide new findings, or confirm, refute, or extend prior findings?


                  Can you think of a way to ethically study it?


                  Consider possible outcomes of your research. Could the study advance care or policy?


Adapted from Hulley SB, Cummings SR. Designing clinical research, 4th edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013.