Research Training & Education

We support surgeons in getting up-to-speed in every aspect of their research through online resources, courses and sponsored fellowships

Designed by surgeons for surgeons

Many surgeons receive little to no training in the principles of research, and accessing grant funding is generally not part of a surgeon’s skill set.

This is why, AO CMF together with AO Foundation and AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC), provides extensive research education through eLearning modules, face-to-face courses and practical clinical research fellowships. 

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The AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research

AO PEER provides guidelines, courses, eLearning modules, articles, checklists, and templates covering all aspects of clinical research.


  • The fundamentals of research

  • Critical writing of literature

  • How to write a grant or a study proposal

  • Statistics

  • Study management

  • Data management

  • How to publish your results


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Clinical Research Fellowships

Why should I apply?  

This program was established for surgeons that want to gain training and experience in all phases of clinical research: study planning, monitoring, data analysis, and publication. 

Each year AO CMF is sponsoring one full-time three months clinical research fellowship at the offices of AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) in Dübendorf, Switzerland.


You might be interested in

Research Grants

Explore the list of all AO CMF research grants currently ongoing

Publish your research

Submit your original research work to the CMTR Open

Courses & Events

Explore the complete list of courses and events organized by AO CMF