What is the issue Today, most breast cancer screening programs invite women for mammography from the age of approx. 50 years until the age of around 70 years(1). Yet most women between approx. 50-70 years do not get breast cancer and other characteristics may carry important information about one’s breast cancer risk. What is the…
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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Conference on ‘Meta-research for transforming clinical research’
The MiRoR consortium organised a conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research” on Monday, 25th November 2019 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris.
This event aimed at discussing recent developments in the field of Research on Research. The main project results were also presented and discussed during a poster session with the MiRoR fellows.
The conference brought together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Meta-Research. The event was opened by Prof. John Ioannidis who delivered a keynote speech. Full programme / Videos and presentations
26 July 2019
25 June 2019
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate whether a medical treatment or a medical device is safe and effective for treating a disease. Clinical trials provide important information to patients, healthcare providers, policy makers to make evidence-based healthcare decisions and improve health outcomes. However, these stakeholders do not often participate in planning clinical trials to…
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MiRoR news and updates
19 July 2019
The MiRoR consortium is organising a conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research” taking place on Monday, 25th November 2019 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris. This conference is the final event of the project, aiming at presenting the project main results to the public and the research community and to discuss several aspects…
20 March 2019
On March 5, 2019 our fellow David Blanco gave a 2h seminar for professors and doctoral students at the Department of Basic Psychology and Methodology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) focusing on the content and progress of his PhD project under the MiRoR project, “Assessing interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines”. After…
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17 June 2019
The annual Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting (METM), now in its 15th year, is an established CPD and networking event – a highlight in the calendar for many editors, translators, interpreters and other providers of English-language support services in the Mediterranean area and beyond. Under the theme “Make it count: communicating with clarity and concision”…
17 June 2019
Building on the success of the 2017 International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, this event promises to be a unique opportunity for those working in clinical trials (trialists, methodologists, clinicians and allied health professionals) to meet and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology. The event will showcase the very latest in trials methodology…
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