A great loss for the MiRoR consortium

  • A tribute to Professor Doug Altman
    A tribute to Professor Doug Altman

    In science, to a greater or lesser extent, we all stand on the shoulders of giants. As a consortium targeting the improvement of methodological quality of clinical research, we have had the honor of working with one of the giants in this field. Doug Altman has left a legacy that will affect the way we…

  • Farewell to Doug Altman – a revolutionary mind that inspired us all
    Farewell to Doug Altman – a revolutionary mind that inspired us all

    “I don’t think we are making waves, but we are making ripples. […] We are always looking to do more”, said Doug Altman when asked about the impact of EQUATOR, one of the most prominent initiatives aiming to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature. Doug Altman passed away on Sunday June…

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Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR)

MIROR is an innovative and ambitious joint doctoral training programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, dedicated to Methods in Research on Research (MIROR) in the field of clinical research.

“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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Highlights

  • Interview with Professor Doug Altman
    Interview with Professor Doug Altman

    The renowned statistician and medical researcher Professor Doug Altman was recently interviewed by the MiRoR research fellows. The interview covers questions about his career, research interests, thoughts on the current research climate and advices for young research fellows. The transcript is available below. Did you know from the very beginning that you wanted to be…

  • Interview with Trish Groves
    Interview with Trish Groves

    Two MiRoR research fellows, Van Nguyen Thu (University Paris Descartes, France) and Ketevan Glonti (University of Split, Croatia) had the opportunity to interview Trish Groves, Director of Academic Outreach and Advocacy for BMJ, Editor in Chief of the online journal BMJ Open, and Honorary Deputy Editor of The BMJ. Open peer review, data sharing, research misconduct, journal impact factors, patient…

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MiRoR news and updates

  • There and Back Again: My Placement with the EQUATOR Network
    There and Back Again: My Placement with the EQUATOR Network

    The first time I went to Oxford, I was a bright-eyed naïve 14-year-old on a quick one-day touristic whirlwind of England’s must-see sights. I was stunned by the architecture, history, and gravitas of the place. Returning 10 years later, I quickly realized that what makes Oxford so magically charming is more than the buildings and…

  • MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices
    MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices

    The idea of this new activity, not planned in the initial MiRoR project, is to go beyond each ESR’s individual project and involve the whole group in an innovative project, in a common and transversal effort. Focusing on questionable research practices (QRPs), we will perform a large international online survey among PhD students in biomedical…

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Related events

  • ISCB2018
    ISCB2018

    The 2018 Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Australian Statistical Conference will take place in Melbourne from the 26-30 of August 2018. The aim of this conference is to bring together a broad range of statistical researchers across a variety of research areas to facilitate the international exchange of theory, methods and applications. This 39th edition of…

  • Cochrane Colloqium
    Cochrane Colloqium

    The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK. Under the theme “Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions”, this will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all…

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676207
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