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  • Interview with Nichole Taske
    Interview with Nichole Taske
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    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…

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  • My experience at Evidence Live 2018
    My experience at Evidence Live 2018
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    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…

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  • ISCB2018
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    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…

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  • MiRoR project highlight – Technology Assisted Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
    MiRoR project highlight – Technology Assisted Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
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    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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  • A tribute to Professor Doug Altman
    A tribute to Professor Doug Altman
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    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…

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  • Farewell to Doug Altman – a revolutionary mind that inspired us all
    Farewell to Doug Altman – a revolutionary mind that inspired us all
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    “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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  • Interview with Professor Doug Altman
    Interview with Professor Doug Altman
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    The renowned statistician and medical researcher Professor Doug Altman was recently interviewed by the MiRoR research fellows. The interview covers questions about his career, research interests, thoughts on the current research climate and advices for young research fellows. The transcript is available below. Did you know from the very beginning that you wanted to be…

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  • Interview with Trish Groves
    Interview with Trish Groves
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    Two MiRoR research fellows, Van Nguyen Thu (University Paris Descartes, France) and Ketevan Glonti (University of Split, Croatia) had the opportunity to interview Trish Groves, Director of Academic Outreach and Advocacy for BMJ, Editor in Chief of the online journal BMJ Open, and Honorary Deputy Editor of The BMJ. Open peer review, data sharing, research misconduct, journal impact factors, patient…

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  • There and Back Again: My Placement with the EQUATOR Network
    There and Back Again: My Placement with the EQUATOR Network
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    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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  • A journal club shake-up!
    A journal club shake-up!
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    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….

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