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 fellow awarded ASA’s Norman Breslow Prize (Statistics in Epidemiology)
    MiRoR fellow awarded ASA’s Norman Breslow Prize (Statistics in Epidemiology)

    We are very proud to announce that Vo Tat Thang, MiRoR research fellow at the University of Ghent and University Paris Descartes, was awarded the Norman Breslow Prize from the Statistics in Epidemiology section of the American Statistics Association (ASA) for his paper on “Rethinking meta-analysis: addressing problems of non-transportability when combining treatment effects across…

  • Exploring the endorsement of STROBE and its extensions by journals
    Exploring the endorsement of STROBE and its extensions by journals

    In a previous post detailing my time with the EQUATOR Network, I spoke about my work on the STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. STROBE is one of the original “core” reporting guidelines which provides guidance on reporting observational studies. As an overwhelming majority of health research is observational (i.e., not manipulating…

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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

  • Biostatnet 4th General Meeting
    Biostatnet 4th General Meeting

    The 4th General Meeting of the National Biostatistics Network will be held in Santiago de Compostela on January 25-26, 2019 under the theme Biostatistics and Data Science: challenges and opportunities. The main aims of this meeting are to reinforce the links between members of the BIOSTATNET family and to allow members of the network to…

  • Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data
    Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data

    Innovative designs for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) utilising existing health data are increasingly used in healthcare intervention research. This includes trial designs that use existing data sources (randomized registry trials, administrative health record trials, and electronic health record trials) as well as Trials within Cohorts (TwiCs) designs. How efficient are these trial designs? How should…

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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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