Background: Healthcare clinical and even policy decisions are progressively made based on research-based evidence. The process by which the appropriate trials are developed and well-written manuscripts by means of evidence-based medicine recommendations has resulted in unprecedented necessity in evidence-based medicine in neuromodulation. Methods: The essential considerations in the planning of neuromodulation research are discussed in the light of available scientific literature as well as the authors’ scientific expertise regarding research study design and scientific manuscript preparation. Conclusion: This article should enable the reader to understand how to appropriately design a clinical research study and prepare scientific manuscripts. The high-quality and welldesigned studies, when performed and reported effectively, support evidence-based medicine and foster improved patient outcomes.
- Clinical evidence review
- Study design