Understanding research: a website to demystify the basic concepts of research

The Understanding Research site aims to demystify the basic concepts of research. Videos, glossary and guide are available.

Understanding Research is intended for patients, managers, clinicians, and any other stakeholders interested in research and collaboration with researchers. This website demystifies the basic concepts of research by making available:

  • Video Tutorials
  • A Glossary
  • A guide on How to Read a Scientific Article

The site is organized into the following sections:

  • What is Research?
  • Research Ethics
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Knowledge Translation


This website would not be possible without the contributions of:

  • Our Patient Partners and the Chronic Pain Network
  • Academic partners: Robin Melanson, Reem El Sherif, Paula Bush, Nadia Sourial, Araceli Gonzalez Reyes, Jessica Lange