Video summary of Edinburgh REWARD/EQUATOR conference, 2016

An 8 minute video summary of highlights from the 2016 Edinburgh REWARD/EQUATOR conference is now available at: https://youtu.be/K0wyc5w6bQE Featuring Rustam Salman, David Moher, Doug Altman, Liz Wager, Iveta Simera and others.

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Non-publication rates by US Institutions

A recent investigation of publication rates found that most US research institutions — including leading universities and hospitals in addition to drug companies — routinely break a US law that requires them to report the results of human studies of

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METRICS conference

The presentations are now available from the recent METRICS conference – Improving Biomedical Research 2015: Challenges and Solutions. The two-day event was organized around five themes: • Data Transparency and Open Science, • Peer-Review and Evaluation of Science, • Research

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A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research: the long road to the EQUATOR Network

A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research: the long road to the EQUATOR Network. « The James Lind Library Introduction Testing medical treatments and other interventions aimed at improving people’s health is incredibly important. However, comparative

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Mona Nasser: How can research publication be improved?

The first day of the EQUATOR/REWARD conference coincided with the publication of the most recent article on reducing waste in research—“increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research: who’s listening?” The paper explores how different stakeholders responded to the call

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Rigour mortis: How bad research is killing science

On 26th May 2014, Prof. Malcolm Macleod gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Edinburgh entitled “Rigour mortis: how bad research is killing science”. A link to the lecture has been posted on the Video page, and the lecture

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The Need for Randomisation in Animal Trials

Randomisation, allocation concealment and blind outcome assessment have been shown to reduce bias in human trials and have been used for over four decades to improve the quality of clinical trials. For animal studies, this has not been thoroughly investigated and

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Waste in medical academia must be addressed, Chalmers urges in The BMJ Awards acceptance speech

On 8th May 2014, Iain Chalmers, one of the authors of the Lancet series, was presented with the 2014 GSK Lifetime Achievement Award during the BMJ Awards ceremony in London. This award is given to a doctor who has made

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Reducing waste in preclinical research through better mouse studies

Increasing value and reducing waste in research has to start at the pre-clinical stage, with high quality animal studies and well-characterised mouse models of disease. Steve Perrin provides recommendations for researchers to “make mouse studies work” in a comment in

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Videos from symposium on the Lancet series online

Videos from the DH Symposium on the Lancet Series on Research are now online at http://www.thelancet.com/series/research

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