Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

EQUATOR Scientific Symposium – October 2012


The symposium, organised by the EQUATOR Network and the German Cochrane Centre, was centred on the theme of “ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting”. Held from 11-12 October 2012, in Freiburg, Germany, the symposium presentations and discussions gave participants much food for thought regarding the impact of poor reporting and how we can all help to improve health research reporting.

The symposium incorporated the 4th EQUATOR Annual Lecture which was delivered by John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy, and Statistics, Stanford University, USA who provided a lively and fascinating insight into reporting and reproducible research: salvaging the self-correction principle of science.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this symposium an enjoyable, fascinating, thought-provoking and stimulating event!

The presentation slides are now available here.


New editorial

Having attended the symposium Vivienne Bachelet, Editor in Chief of MedWave in Chile, has recently published an editorial discussing the importance of the EQUATOR Network in promoting good reporting of health research studies.

Bachelet VC. The importance of EQUATOR Network as a resource to promote good reporting of research studies. Medwave 2012 Nov;12(10):e5551.

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