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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  • MiRoR project highlight – finding best research
    MiRoR project highlight – finding best research

    HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE QUALITY OF RESEARCH AND WHAT DOES IT CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE? Clinical guidelines and systematic reviews are synthesis of all the existing knowledge concerning a clinical relevant question; they are done with a precise and well established methodology. Synthesizing the results of high quality studies is the best way to…

  • 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….

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MiRoR news and updates

  • Biomedical editors survey on peer-review
    Biomedical editors survey on peer-review

    Our fellow Cecilia Superchi is calling for biomedical editors to participate in her study aiming at investigating how they define the quality of a peer-review report. This survey constitutes the second part of her research project: in a first phase she conducted a systematic review to analyze the existing tools used to assess the quality of peer-review…

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Related events

  • Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data
    Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data

    Innovative designs for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) utilising existing health data are increasingly used in healthcare intervention research. This includes trial designs that use existing data sources (randomized registry trials, administrative health record trials, and electronic health record trials) as well as Trials within Cohorts (TwiCs) designs. How efficient are these trial designs? How should…

  • SpotOn 2018
    SpotOn 2018

    SpotOn London is ready to push the boundaries of science communication and policy with a new one-day conference taking place at the Francis Crick Institute in London on Saturday, 3rd November 2018. The event will be a dynamic, highly interactive meeting of researchers, science communicators, technologists, and those interested in science policy. The theme of this…

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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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