Two MiRoR research fellows, Cecilia Superchi and David Blanco (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech, Spain) had the opportunity to interview Professor John Ioannidis, co-director of the Meta-research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). Research practices, quality in research and researcher commitment are among the topics covered in this inspiring interview. The transcript and the audio recording are…
Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR)
“Research on Research”, is an emerging new scientific discipline that aims to reduce waste in research and increase research value. Tens of billions of Euros are wasted each year on studies that are redundant, flawed in their design, never published or poorly reported. The public is the main victim of this waste and reducing waste and increasing value of research represents a major societal challenge.
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13 November 2017
27 October 2017
by David Blanco Three of the MiRoR fellows had the opportunity to present their research project at the International Society for Clinical Biostatistic Conference (ISCB) held in Vigo this summer. For David Blanco, a research fellow at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (Spain), it was an enriching experience. Every year, the Annual Conference of…
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MiRoR news and updates
2 November 2017
As a result of the second journal club organised by MiRoR in March earlier this year, the letter to editors submitted by Christopher Norman (CNRS) and Van Nguyen Thu (University Paris Descartes), supervised and guided by Aurélie Neveol from the LIMSI laboratory at CNRS, has been accepted and published online by the Medical Care Journal. MiRoR…
30 October 2017
During the past few months the MiRoR consortium organized a series of training sessions: A webinar on meta-analyses and meta-epidemiology organized by Agnès Dechartres from the University Paris Descartes. Covering topics such as evaluation of heterogeneity, fixed effect and random effect models in meta-analyses, the webinar aimed to provide fellows with guidelines on how to conduct meta-epidemiological studies….
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14 November 2017
The TD1306 COST Action PEERE organises an interdisciplinary conference on peer review taking place on March 7-9, 2018 in Rome. The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and science stakeholders to share evidence on peer review in different fields, e.g., medicine, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It aims to stimulate the use of…
10 November 2017
SpotOn London is ready to push the boundaries of science communication and policy with a new one-day conference taking place on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at the Crick Institute in London. Hosted by BMC, Nature Research & Digital Science, SpotOn17 will be a dynamic, highly interactive meeting of researchers, science communicators, technologists, and those interested in science policy. At this…
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