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

  • MiRoR seminar on meta-research
    MiRoR seminar on meta-research

    The MiRoR consortium organised a sucessful seminar dedicated to Innovative initiatives to transform research and meet the challenges of the 21st century. This seminar took place at the School of Medicine of the University of Split (Croatia) on October 2, 2018. Guest speakers in this event are top leader contributors in the field of meta research….

  • Interview with Nichole Taske
    Interview with Nichole Taske

    Two MiRoR research fellows, Camila Olarte Parra (University of Ghent) and Lorenzo Bertizzolo (University Paris Descartes) had the opportunity to interview Nichole Taske, Associate Director in Methods and Economics at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), who shared with us details of her career and background, thoughts on NICE missions and challenges and tips for young researchers. You…

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MiRoR news and updates

  • My experience at Evidence Live 2018
    My experience at Evidence Live 2018

    This year’s Evidence Live conference was on June 18–20, 2018 at the University of Oxford. The conference’s programme contained an interesting and important line-up of speakers, sessions, workshops and seminars on informing, developing and implementing evidence for real change. Three of the MiRoR research fellows attended this conference: I presented my work on methods for…

  • 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…

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Related events

  • ISCB40
    ISCB40

    The International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) is devoted to stimulate research into the principles and methodology used in the design and analysis of clinical research and to increase the relevance of statistical theory to the real world of clinical medicine. The 40th Annual Conference of the ISCB is taking place on July 14-18, 2019 in…

  • ICTMC 2019
    ICTMC 2019

    The 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC) is taking place on October 6-9, 2019 in Brighton (UK). The event promises to be a unique opportunity for those working in clinical trials to meet and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology. The event will showcase the very latest in trials methodology research and offer plenty…

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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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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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