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

  • A journal club shake-up!
    A journal club shake-up!

    What do you get when you put together two PhD students, one with an interest in patient involvement in health research and the other with an interest in peer review and reporting guidelines and ask them to facilitate a journal club meeting? A conundrum is what! Or at least that is what we thought initially….

  • 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…

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MiRoR news and updates

  • MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices
    MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices

    The idea of this new activity, not planned in the initial MiRoR project, is to go beyond each ESR’s individual project and involve the whole group in an innovative project, in a common and transversal effort. Focusing on questionable research practices (QRPs), we will perform a large international online survey among PhD students in biomedical…

  • 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…

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Related events

  • Evidence Live 2018
    Evidence Live 2018

    Jointly hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford and The BMJ, Evidence Live offers a platform that encourages debate on the current status and future directions of Evidence-Based Medicine. This annual conference provides a line-up of world leading speakers whose remit is to stimulate provoke entertain…

  • 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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