Below are some resources and tools that help to address the problem of waste in research.
The EQUATOR Network: A resource centre for good reporting of health research studies.
Includes reporting guidelines for trials, observational studies, animal studies, systematic reviews, etc.
The AllTrials campaign: All trials registered, all results reported.
Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. This campaign aims to get all trials past and present registered, and full methods and results reported.
The NIHR Adding value framework: an approach to ensure maximum value from the National Institute of Health Research’s investment.
James Lind Alliance: brings patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the top 10 uncertainties about the effects of treatments.