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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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  • MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices
    MiRoR transversal project on Questionable Research Practices
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    The idea of this new activity, not planned in the initial MiRoR project, is to go beyond each ESR’s individual project and involve the whole group in an innovative project, in a common and transversal effort. Focusing on questionable research practices (QRPs), we will perform a large international online survey among PhD students in biomedical…

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  • MiRoR project highlight – A new meta-analyses approach
    MiRoR project highlight – A new meta-analyses approach
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    ADDRESSING PROBLEMS OF NON-TRANSPORTABILITY WHEN COMBINING TREATMENT EFFECTS ACROSS PATIENT POPULATIONS Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are essential tools to synthesize all available evidence in the field of health, especially therapeutic evaluation. These are no longer novelties but remain to play a central role in medical research. A meta-analysis, in particular, is a statistical procedure that…

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  • Cochrane Colloqium
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    The 2018 Cochrane Colloquium will be held in Edinburgh at the International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16-18 September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK. Under the theme “Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions”, this will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all…

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  • Evidence Live 2018
    Evidence Live 2018
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    Jointly hosted by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford and The BMJ, Evidence Live offers a platform that encourages debate on the current status and future directions of Evidence-Based Medicine. This annual conference provides a line-up of world leading speakers whose remit is to stimulate provoke entertain…

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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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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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