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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  • Interview with Professor John Ioannidis
    Interview with Professor John Ioannidis

    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…

  • MiRoR at the ISCB conference: a bridge between biostatistics and Research on Research
    MiRoR at the ISCB conference: a bridge between biostatistics and Research on Research

    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

  • A new MiRoR letter to the editor has been published!
    A new MiRoR letter to the editor has been published!

    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…

  • New MiRoR training material
    New MiRoR training material

    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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Related events

  • 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…

  • PEERE International conference on peer-review
    PEERE International conference on peer-review

    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…

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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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