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03/04/2018 Fond farewells: Celebrating Iveta Simera’s decade with the EQUATOR Network

After ten years with the EQUATOR Network, Iveta Simera has moved on from her post as founding Deputy Director of the UK EQUATOR Centre, joining the Global Health Network. In this blog post, UK EQUATOR Centre Director Doug Altman summarises … Read More

05/03/2018 There and Back Again: My Placement with the EQUATOR Network

Melissa Sharp, a second-year doctoral research student in the Methods in Research on Research (MIROR) program, recently spent 3 months with the UK EQUATOR Centre. MIROR doctoral fellows earn joint doctorates from two EU universities and spend time at partner … Read More

19/09/2017 Doug Altman: thoughts on 28 years of the Peer Review Congress

I recently attended the 8th Congress on Peer Review in Chicago (10-12 September 2017). Unusually this event takes place only every 4 years, so this was the 8th such Congress in a series starting in 1989. I’m one of very … Read More

14/02/2017 Meeting the challenge of writing and publishing quality improvement research

Writing and publishing your QI work can be challenging.  Navigating the requirements for journals as well as knowing what to include in a published peer-reviewed report of QI can make the task even more difficult.  The Standards for Quality Improvement … Read More

02/11/2016 Addressing the reporting of pilot and feasibility trials with a brand new CONSORT extension

The insights gained from pilot and feasibility studies for informing the design of definitive studies cannot be contested and recent drives to reduce waste in research has pushed the advantages of conducting and reporting these studies into wider focus. Here, … Read More

09/05/2016 Research Integrity and Peer Review: the Editors’ wish list

How can the journal Research Integrity and Peer Review advance research and publication? Daniel Shanahan (BioMed Central Associate Publisher) asked the Editors-in-Chief for their thoughts on what the challenges are, what needs to be changed, and what they’d like to … Read More

17/02/2016 It’s a kind of magic: how to improve adherence to reporting guidelines

Diana Marshall (Senior Managing Editor) and Daniel Shanahan (Associate Publisher) of BioMed Central introduce a pilot experiment starting at four BMC-series journals that aims to help authors find the relevant reporting guideline for their study. Science is facing a crisis. … Read More

16/02/2016 My journey to EQUATOR: There are no degrees of randomness

In the first of a new series celebrating 10 years of the EQUATOR Network, Doug Altman looks back and reflects on the key events and issues which led to its creation. In my first job at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical … Read More

09/10/2015 Introducing EQUATOR Oncology

We recently launched a new web page on the EQUATOR website describing EQUATOR Oncology which will produce online resources and guidance for researchers in the field of oncology Read More

18/09/2015 Improving trial reporting: a Q and A with Isabelle Boutron and introduction to the COBWEB tool

Deputy Editor Claire Barnard talks to Isabelle Boutron about her research article published recently in BMC Medicine. Isabelle and her colleagues demonstrate that the COBWEB writing aid tool can improve the completeness of clinical trial reporting. Here, Prof Boutron answers our … Read More

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