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

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  • Exploring the endorsement of STROBE and its extensions by journals
    Exploring the endorsement of STROBE and its extensions by journals
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    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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  • Biostatnet 4th General Meeting
    Biostatnet 4th General Meeting
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    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…

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  • Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data
    Symposium on the Efficiency and Analysis of Trials using Routine Data
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    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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  • MiRoR project highlight – finding best research
    MiRoR project highlight – finding best research
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    HOW DO YOU MEASURE THE QUALITY OF RESEARCH AND WHAT DOES IT CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE? Clinical guidelines and systematic reviews are synthesis of all the existing knowledge concerning a clinical relevant question; they are done with a precise and well established methodology. Synthesizing the results of high quality studies is the best way to…

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  • Biomedical editors survey on peer-review
    Biomedical editors survey on peer-review
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    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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  • Tell the FDA to identify and punish organisation and people who are not reporting clinical trial results
    Tell the FDA to identify and punish organisation and people who are not reporting clinical trial results
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    The FDA Amendment Act 2007 says that lots of clinical trials in the US should be registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and report results information there within 12 months of the end of the trial. AllTrials’s FDAAA TrialsTracker shows that 628 clinical trials have broken this law since the first trials became due in January this year. Information on what…

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  • SpotOn 2018
    SpotOn 2018
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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 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…

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  • COMET VII meeting
    COMET VII meeting
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    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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  • 6th World Conference on Research Integrity
    6th World Conference on Research Integrity
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    The WCRI is the largest and most significant international conference on research integrity. Since the first conference in Lisbon in 2007, it has given researchers, teachers, funding agencies, government officials, journal editors, senior administrators, and research students opportunities to share experiences and to discuss and promote integrity in research. The 6thWorld Conference on Research Integrity…

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