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

  • 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

  • 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…

  • COMET VII meeting
    COMET VII meeting

    The COMET Initiative is working to improve the quality of health care by facilitating the preparation of core outcome sets which could be used in research, including randomised trials and systematic reviews, in a specific topic area. The seventh COMET meeting will be held in Amsterdam on 15-16 November 2018. The programme will provide opportunities for…

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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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