Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

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The resource centre for good reporting of health research studies


The EQUATOR Network works to improve the reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.

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EQUATOR highlights

25/11/2014 - Research Waste / EQUATOR Conference 2015 Edinburgh, UK 28-30 September 2015

The 2015 Research Waste / EQUATOR Conference will be held in Edinburgh, UK Save the dates: 28-30 September 2015 Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK Conference aims    (1)   Review the progress made by research regulators, academic institutions, researchers, funders, and … Read More

13/08/2014 - Videos now available from the scientific meeting in Paris: Improving reporting to decrease the waste of research

The 6th annual lecture, presentations and roundtable discussion were recorded and are now available to watch Read More

13/08/2014 - Interview with Iveta Simera about the EQUATOR Network

The plagiarism detection software company iThenticate recently interviewed EQUATOR’s Head of Programme Development, Iveta Simera Read More

Interesting videos

Rigour Mortis: How Bad Research is Killing Science

Professor Malcolm Macleod, Personal Chair in Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, delivers his inaugural lecture entitled:

“Rigour Mortis: How Bad Research is Killing Science”.

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What could or should research funders do?

J Farrar Professor Jeremy Farrar talks very engagingly about challenges for health and research reflecting his experience as a clinician, scientist and as a director of the Wellcome Trust.

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Latest guest blogger

Planning a systematic review? Think protocols

larissa 23/01/2015

          While much of the focus on reducing waste in research has been on primary studies, in particular clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta analyses can compound the problem. Here, Larissa Shamseer, PhD candidate in the … Read More