Major UK Funder SWATs waste in research

Health related research is impressive; it changes lives and it saves lives. It is a collective endeavour by people committed to making a difference to patients and the public. It is also a complicated endeavour. One that involves a number

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New audit of non-commercial funders’ policies

A new audit of non-commercial funders’ policies has been published in JAMA by Ben Goldacre’s team at the EBMDataLab at the University of Oxford. Out of 18 charities and federal bodies, which between them spend around $40 billion on health research every year, the researchers

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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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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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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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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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Increasing value, reducing waste

Welcome to rewardalliance.net. This website was created to promote the issues raised in a series of articles on research published in early 2014 in the leading medical journal The Lancet.  The website aims to be a platform to share and

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