Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement. REWARD-EQUATOR Centre conference, Berlin 20-22 Feb 2020


6th World Conference on Research Integrity, Hong Kong, June 2-5, 2019.

The 6th World Conference on Research Integrity in Hong Kong, which is co-organized by Melbourne, will explore the application of new research findings to develop new and better solutions to address New Challenges for Research Integrity.


7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation partnering with The REWARD Alliance on theme of ‘Ensuring Value in Research’  is being held on 27-28 November 2018, Sydney. Registrations are now open and the program is also available online. Keynote speakers include Virginia Barbour, Hilda Bastian, Glenn Begley, Tom Walley, and Malcolm Macleod.

14th EASE Conference
Balancing innovation and tradition in science editing
8-10 June 2018, Bucharest, Romania

The programme is available on the website and includes a session on reducing waste in research.


The fifth edition of the world conference will take place in Amsterdam from May 28th to 31st. Pre-register at


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:

Featuring Rustam Salman, David Moher, Doug Altman, Liz Wager, Iveta Simera and others.

13th EASE Conference, 10-12 June 2016, Strasbourg, France

Following the very successful 12th EASE Conference that was held in Split, Croatia in 2014, the next EASE conference will take place in Strasbourg, 10-12 June 2016. The main theme is  “Scientific integrity: editors on the front line” along with many other hot topics. There will also be pre and post-conference practical workshops.

May 10-14, 2016

The Health Technology Assessment international’s HTAi 2016 Annual Meeting hosted by the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo in collaboration with HTA agencies of Japan will include a special session on “Waste in Science”. Details at:



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 Policy and Incentives, • Methods and Reporting, • Education and Engagement.

November 19-20, 2015, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

The inaugural conference of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS will be a highly interactive, evidence-to-action event aims to generate and discuss new ideas about how to improve the way biomedical scientists plan, conduct and communicate research.

The Lancet and The Lancet Neurology arranged a symposium on, “Clinical Research in Dementia: Increasing Value and Reducing Waste” at the Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference in Barcelona on 6th November 2015 ( The Moderator was Prof Lon S. Schneider (University of Southern California, USA), and presentations were given on “Towards valuable research design, conduct, and analysis” by Professor Malcolm Macleod (University of Edinburgh), “Tackling waste in the regulation and management of clinical trials” by Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (University of Edinburgh), and “Aims and priorities of the IMI2 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Platform” by Dr Elisabetta Vaudano (Innovative Medicines Initiative, Brussels, Belgium), followed by a panel discussion also involving Dr Jose Luis Molinuevo (Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain), Rachel J. Schindler (Pfizer, New York, USA), Sabine Kleinert (Executive Editor, The Lancet, London, UK), and Elena Becker-Barroso (Editor, The Lancet Neurology, London, UK)

28-30 September 2015: REWARD/EQUATOR Conference, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh UK

May 31 – June 3 2015: 4th World Research Integrity Conference “Research rewards and integrity: improving systems to promote responsible research”– Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Wednesday, 8 January 2014: DH Symposium on the Lancet Series on Research – London, United Kingdom

Friday, 16 May 2014: One-day scientific meeting “Improving reporting to decrease the waste of research” – Paris, France