Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy, and Statistics, Stanford University, USA, presented the 4th EQUATOR Annual Lecture at the close of the symposium ‘ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting’ which was held from 11-12 October 2012 in Freiburg, Germany.
Professor Ioannidis discussed evidence and preliminary data on reproducibility checks in different fields, and offered some suggestions about steps to move forward as well as caveats about potential harms in trying to maximize reproducibility practices.
How did a journalist end up in the EQUATOR Network team? That is a question I hear very often: what is a journalist doing working among medical doctors and statisticians? What is your role? Well, it started very early...