Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

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LAUNCH MEETING: Achieving Transparency in Reporting Health Research

26/06/2008

Achieving Transparency in Reporting Health Research (including 1st EQUATOR Annual Lecture presented by Sir Iain Chalmers)

Thursday 26th June 2008;  10:00 – 17:00h
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, UK

Programme

Meeting opening 
Sir Muir Gray, National Knowledge Service, Oxford, UK

 

SESSION 1 – Importance of good health research reporting – different perspectives

Session Chair – Dr David Moher, Director, Chalmers Research Group, University of Ottawa, Canada

Why we need transparent reporting of health research

Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Impact of health research reporting on clinical practice
Prof Paul Glasziou, Director, Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Consequences of poor reporting for the development of Cochrane reviews
Prof Ian Needleman, Director, International Centre for Evidence-Based Oral Health, UCL London, UK

 

SESSION 2 – What can be done to improve the quality of research reports? Part 1

Session Chair – Dr Kenneth Schulz, Vice-president, Family Health International, USA>

Principles of good research reporting 
Dr John Hoey, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Reporting guidelines: past, present and future
Dr David Moher, Director, Chalmers Research Group, University of Ottawa, Canada

The EQUATOR Network: resources and training for better reporting, better reviewing, and better editing 
Dr Iveta Simera, Project Manager, EQUATOR Network, CSM, University of Oxford, UK

 

SESSION 3 – What can be done to improve the quality of research reports? Part 2

Session Chair – Dr Virginia Barbour, Chief Editor, PLoS Medicine

Reporting the results of research: should funders and ethics committees be accountable?
Dr Davina Ghersi, Coordinator, International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, WHO, Geneva

Expectations, needs and responsibilities of academic libraries to their medical and health communities
Dr Paul Ayris, Director, UCL Library Services, University College London and UCL Copyright Officer

Good publication ethics guidelines – publishers’ role in ensuring reliability of scientific publications
Chris Graf, Publisher, International Journal of Clinical Practice, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK

What do editors need to help raise the quality of research reporting  
Dr Trish Groves, Deputy Editor, BMJ, London, UK

 

SESSION 4 – 1st EQUATOR Annual Lecture

Session Chair – Doug Altman

Meeting the research information needs of patients and clinicians more effectively
Sir Iain Chalmers, James Lind Library, Oxford, UK

Closing remarks   
Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK

Meeting sponsors

We would like to thank the following organisations for sponsoring the event:

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