Our Research Process


  1. Complete member credentialing
  2. Identify a shortcoming, problem, or phenomenon
  3. Create a well-formed research question that allows you to test your identified shortcoming, problem, or phenomenon
  4. Perform a literature review
  5. Design your study
  6. Write up your protocol
  7. Submit your protocol to the IRB using iRIS
  8. Once your study has been approved, you should begin to implement it
  9. Make sure you are aware of which forms you must periodically turn in to the IRB, and make sure you know how to file an addendum to your protocol
  10. After you have collected enough data, you must perform a statistical analysis on the data and draw conclusions from it
  11. You are now ready to write up an abstract
  12. You should then have your abstract thoroughly proofread multiple times by Dr. Totten and other EMRD members
  13. Once your final abstract is complete, you are now ready to submit it to emergency medicine journals and to emergency medicine conferences
    • Journals Include:
      • Academic Emergency Medicine
      • Annals of Emergency Medicine
      • American Journal of Emergency Medicine, etc
    • Conferences Include:
      • SAEM
      • ICEM
  14. You will now create a poster for your completed study
  15. You are now ready to write a manuscript for your completed study
  16. You should then have your initial manuscript thoroughly proofread multiple times by Dr. Totten and other EMRD members
  17. You then submit your final manuscript for publication