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REWARD / EQUATOR Conference 2015 Edinburgh, UK 28-30 September 2015

16/08/2015

 

REWARD people on a hillThe 2015 REWARD / EQUATOR Conference

Increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research

28-30 September 2015, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Click on the links below to watch each day of the conference as it happened (YouTube). We will provide links and descriptions for each individual presentation in due course.

Monday 28 September
EQUATOR / EASE expert session for journal editors:
How to publish `fit for purpose’ research papers and make your journal stand out
YouTube video; Day one programme
(Click talk titles below to download presentation pdfs where available)

Why: Deficiencies of the research literature (Doug Altman)
Who: Who should be involved in improving research publications (Elizabeth Wager)
What: What can be done by editors to influence other players and to change their own practices (David Moher)
How: How to implement effective interventions (Ana Marusic)
EQUATOR: Reporting guidelines and other resources for editors (Iveta Simera)
Towards successful implementation of reporting guidelines at biomedical journals (Jason Roberts)
Completing the published record: a thread of evidence (Daniel Shanahan)
Minimizing waste: sex and gender equity in research (Shirin Heidari and Sylwia Ufnalska)

Tuesday 29 September
Meeting Launch
YouTube video; Day two programme

REWARD
Recap on The Lancet Series (Rustam Al-Shahi Salman)
Who’s listening to the Lancet Series? (David Moher)
Life after the Lancet Series (Joan Marsh)
EQUATOR Network: promoting research reports that are fit for purpose (Iveta Simera)

STAKEHOLDER PLENARY: FUNDERS
Reducing Waste: the Scottish Experience (Andrew Morris)
NIHR: Adding value in research (Matt Westmore)
Improving quality and reducing waste in research funded by NHMRC (Davina Ghersi)
Research waste: view from a global research foundation (David Carr)

STAKEHOLDER PLENARY: PUBLISHING AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
What can journals do to reduce research waste? View from the BMJ (Trish Groves)
Systematic reviews can prevent and create waste: what is Cochrane doing? (David Tovey)
COPE’s role in reducing waste – it’s not just about publishing (Virginia Barbour)
GSK (Stephen McDonough)

STAKEHOLDER PLENARY: RESEARCHERS AND REGULATORS
Science in transition (Frank Miedema)
Trial Forge: working together to make trials more efficient (Shaun Treweek)
Health Research Authority (Janet Wisely)
Innovation and Clinical Research (Louisa Stuwe)

Wednesday 30 September
YouTube videoDay three programme

The talks included the EQUATOR Annual Lecture (at 3:12:41 on YouTube video) presented by Dr Luis Gabriel CuervoSenior Advisor for Research Promotion & Development, Office of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research, Pan American Health Organization.
Please scroll to time 3:12:41 to listen to his lecture.  Download the slides and notes from this lecture and click here for more details.

STAKEHOLDER PLENARY: THE GLOBAL VIEW
Reducing research waste in Sub-Saharan countries (Nelson Sewankambo)
Initiatives at the WHO (Roderik Viergever)

STAKEHOLDER PLENARY: PATIENTS
Waste Not, Want Not, Whatnot – Random thoughts from a randomised patient and participant (Richard Stephens)
Public Knowledge: an information science perspective (Douglas Badenoch)

EQUATOR Lecture: Luis Gabriel Cuervo
at 3:12:41 on YouTube video; slides and notes

REWARD ACTION PLAN AND LANCET REWARD CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT 

CLOSING PLENARY: John Ioannidis

Download full conference program here

Conference focus 

  • Findings and recommendations from The Lancet Increasing Value and Reducing Waste series
  • Progress made by researchers, funders, regulators, publishers, industry, and research users against The Lancet Increasing Value and Reducing Waste series recommendations
  • Perspectives of key players involved in initiatives to improve research
  • Development and endorsement of a consensus statement
  • Action plan for accelerating progress against The Lancet Increasing Value and Reducing Waste series recommendations

Speakers:

Prof Doug Altman,  Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Sir Iain Chalmers, Dr An-Wen Chan, Prof Paul Glasziou, Dr Trish Groves, Prof John Ioannidis, Prof Frank Miedema, Dr David Moher, Prof Andrew Morris, Dr Janet Wisely

Local organising committee:

Judi Clarke, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Malcolm Macleod

Programme committee:

EQUATOR: Doug Altman, Philippe Ravaud, David Moher, Ana Marusic, Iveta Simera

REWARD: Paul Glasziou, Iain Chalmers, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Malcolm Macleod, John Ioannidis, An-Wen Chan

Conference website: http://researchwaste.net/research-wasteequator-conference/

 

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