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  • How to tell if a genetic profile offers valid information about your risk of getting breast cancer?
    How to tell if a genetic profile offers valid information about your risk of getting breast cancer?
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    What is the issue Today, most breast cancer screening programs invite women for mammography from the age of approx. 50 years until the age of around 70 years(1). Yet most women between approx. 50-70 years do not get breast cancer and other characteristics may carry important information about one’s breast cancer risk. What is the…

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  • MiRoR final conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research”
    MiRoR final conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research”
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    The MiRoR consortium is organising a conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research” taking place on Monday, 25th November 2019 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris. This conference is the final event of the project, aiming at presenting the project main results to the public and the research community and to discuss several aspects…

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  • New ways to engage patient and other stakeholder in clinical trial planning
    New ways to engage patient and other stakeholder in clinical trial planning
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    Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate whether a medical treatment or a medical device is safe and effective for treating a disease. Clinical trials provide important information to patients, healthcare providers, policy makers to make evidence-based healthcare decisions and improve health outcomes. However, these stakeholders do not often participate in planning clinical trials to…

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  • Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2019
    Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2019
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    The annual Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting (METM), now in its 15th year, is an established CPD and networking event – a highlight in the calendar for many editors, translators, interpreters and other providers of English-language support services in the Mediterranean area and beyond. Under the theme “Make it count: communicating with clarity and concision”…

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  • 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019)
    5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019)
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    Building on the success of the 2017 International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, this event promises to be a unique opportunity for those working in clinical trials (trialists, methodologists, clinicians and allied health professionals) to meet and discuss the current issues within trials and trials methodology. The event will showcase the very latest in trials methodology…

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  • REWARD/EQUATOR Conference 2020
    REWARD/EQUATOR Conference 2020
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    The next REWARD | EQUATOR Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany in February 20-22, 2020. The overall aim of the Conference is Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement. Conference themes will be: Challenges and opportunities for Improvement for Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, Funders – and Methods for measuring and testing Interventions….

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  • MiRoR Challenge award winners announced in Barcelona
    MiRoR Challenge award winners announced in Barcelona
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    This activity aimed to initiate entrepreneurial and innovative skills among students. Divided into 4 groups, students worked in teams over 1 year (March 2018 – March 2019) to propose a new intervention that could transform the way research is planned, conducted or reported. They had several opportunities to receive feedback from the consortium via video-conferences or face-to-face meetings…

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  • Project output – seminar by one of our fellows in Madrid
    Project output – seminar by one of our fellows in Madrid
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    On March 5, 2019 our fellow David Blanco gave a 2h seminar for professors and doctoral students at the Department of Basic Psychology and Methodology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) focusing on the content and progress of his PhD project under the MiRoR project, “Assessing interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines”. After…

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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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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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