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  • The first MiRoR Journal Club experience: a setting for critical thinking 
    The first MiRoR Journal Club experience: a setting for critical thinking 
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    “Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.” Richard W. Paul Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR) project aims to encourage critical thinking and to promote effective research communication. As a strategy to pursue these goals, the MiRoR project launched a Journal Club. The activity is…

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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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  • Why Research Integrity isn’t just somebody else’s problem?
    Why Research Integrity isn’t just somebody else’s problem?
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    Liz Wager from Sideview, one of the MiRoR project partners, organised a very interesting webinar on Research Integrity on November 15, 2016. Covering topics such as plagiarism, authorship, ethics and redundant publications, the webinar is part of the MiRoR training programme. The recording is now available online for all people interested in the topic.

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  • MiRoR project highlight – Peer-review content and communication process in two major biomedical journals
    MiRoR project highlight – Peer-review content and communication process in two major biomedical journals
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    My research considers peer-review content and the communication process in major biomedical journals such as the BMJ. I have always been interested in interpersonal communication and in the way information is disseminated – this is why I started my studies in the area of health through a BSc in ‘Health Communication’ and, subsequently, a MSc…

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  • 4th ICTMC & 38th SCT Meeting
    4th ICTMC & 38th SCT Meeting
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    The 4th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, held jointly with the Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting 2017, is taking place on May 7-10, 2017 in Liverpool (UK). This event promises to be a unique opportunity for those working in clinical trials to collaborate at a world leading conference venue to discuss the issues pertinent…

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  • The MiRoR consortium meets the 15 research fellows
    The MiRoR consortium meets the 15 research fellows
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    With 13 different nationalities and diverse backgrounds (Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Pharmacy and Computer Science) the 15 MiRoR research fellows aim to develop a network of young researchers dedicated to increase research value and reduce waste. The consortium met them all for the first time during the MiRoR network meeting in Ghent (October 17-18, 2016): ESR introduced…

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  • First MiRoR network meeting and training event
    First MiRoR network meeting and training event
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    The first MiRoR network meeting, organised by the University of Ghent in collaboration with the University Paris Descartes, successfully took place on October 17-18, 2016 with a great participation from the consortium: all beneficiaries, research fellows (ESRs) and 8 out of 10 international partners were represented, for a total of 43 participants. The meeting was…

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  • MiRoR Network meeting
    MiRoR Network meeting
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    The next MiRoR network meeting is taking place on October 17-18 in Ghent, Belgium. This 2-days event will gather together all project beneficiaries and partners, supervisors and students to discuss collectively and improve the 15 research projects, discuss their risks, barriers and difficulties and how to overcome them. Students will present their projects during speed…

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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 at the Wellcome Collection on Saturday, 5 November 2016. Hosted by BioMed Central, Digital Science and the Wellcome Trust, SpotOn London will be a dynamic, highly interactive meeting of researchers, science communicators, technologists, and those…

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  • COMET VI meeting
    COMET VI 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 sixth COMET meeting will be held in Amsterdam on 10-11 November 2016. The programme will provide opportunities…

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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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