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  • PEERE International conference on peer-review
    PEERE International conference on peer-review
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    The TD1306 COST Action PEERE organises an interdisciplinary conference on peer review taking place on March 7-9, 2018 in Rome. The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and science stakeholders to share evidence on peer review in different fields, e.g., medicine, computer science, social sciences and humanities. It aims to stimulate the use of…

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  • Interview with Professor John Ioannidis
    Interview with Professor John Ioannidis
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    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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  • SpotOn conference
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    SpotOn London is ready to push the boundaries of science communication and policy with a new one-day conference taking place on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at the Crick Institute in London. Hosted by BMC, Nature Research & Digital Science, SpotOn17 will be a dynamic, highly interactive meeting of researchers, science communicators, technologists, and those interested in science policy. At this…

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  • A new MiRoR letter to the editor has been published!
    A new MiRoR letter to the editor has been published!
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    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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  • New MiRoR training material
    New MiRoR training material
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    During the past few months the MiRoR consortium organized a series of training sessions: A webinar on meta-analyses and meta-epidemiology organized by Agnès Dechartres from the University Paris Descartes. Covering topics such as evaluation of heterogeneity, fixed effect and random effect models in meta-analyses, the webinar aimed to provide fellows with guidelines on how to conduct meta-epidemiological studies….

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  • MiRoR at the ISCB conference: a bridge between biostatistics and Research on Research
    MiRoR at the ISCB conference: a bridge between biostatistics and Research on Research
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    by David Blanco Three of the MiRoR fellows had the opportunity to present their research project at the International Society for Clinical Biostatistic Conference (ISCB) held in Vigo this summer. For David Blanco, a research fellow at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech (Spain), it was an enriching experience. Every year, the Annual Conference of…

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  • MiRoR mid-term review meeting
    MiRoR mid-term review meeting
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    On September 19, 2017 the MiRoR consortium gathered together in Amsterdam for the first mid-term review meeting. Two Project Officers from the EU, Audrey Arfi and Laurence Marrama, together with Stefan Hofer, an external expert working at the Medical University of Innsbruck, were in charge of reviewing the project. After a brief presentation of the…

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  • Empowering healthcare users by listening to their opinions
    Empowering healthcare users by listening to their opinions
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    by Alice Biggane, MiRoR PhD Fellow at the University of Liverpool Doctors know about the illness, but patients know about the impact Healthcare is a multi-faceted area. It does not exist for any one individual group, it exists for us all, as a collective. Sooner or later most of us will depend on it. Many…

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  • Interview with Jacques Demotes
    Interview with Jacques Demotes
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    This month two MiRoR research fellows, Maria Olsen and Mona Ghannad (University of Amsterdam) had the chance to interview Jacques Demotes, the Director General of the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) in Paris. The interview covers questions about clinical trials, quality management and transparency in research and advices for young research fellows. The transcript is available below….

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  • MiRoR project highlight – Assisted authoring for avoiding inadequate claims in scientific reporting
    MiRoR project highlight – Assisted authoring for avoiding inadequate claims in scientific reporting
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    by Anna Koroleva, MiRoR PhD Fellow at the Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (LIMSI – CNRS, France) My PhD project tackles the problem of misleading reporting of research results in scientific articles, primarily in the field of biomedicine. This phenomenon is known as “spin”. It consists in presenting the studied treatment as being more…

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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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