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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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

  • 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…

  • MiRoR project highlight – Technology Assisted Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
    MiRoR project highlight – Technology Assisted Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy

    Artificial intelligence has seen huge advances over the last decade or so, and many tasks which once required human intelligence can today be automated. However, these advances have so far seen little to no adoption in systematic reviews, and much of the process remains manual, time-consuming, and expensive. In this project (ESR 12 – Text…

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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

  • ISCB2018
    ISCB2018

    The 2018 Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Australian Statistical Conference will take place in Melbourne from the 26-30 of August 2018. The aim of this conference is to bring together a broad range of statistical researchers across a variety of research areas to facilitate the international exchange of theory, methods and applications. This 39th edition of…

  • 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…

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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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