Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

EQUATOR workshop at the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity 2017


Be part of the solution!

Join EQUATOR’s Doug Altman and Jen de Beyer at a workshop exploring practical ways you can use reporting guidelines and related tools to improve the integrity, usability and impact of research

Sunday 28th May: 10am-1pm

Reporting guidelines are important tools to help researchers to report their studies fully and transparently, which is an integral part of ethical responsible research conduct. Selective and inaccurate reporting severely limits the reliability and usability of research articles.

Our workshop will summarise the latest research investigating the state of the published scientific literature on health research. We will introduce key reporting guidelines and explore how researchers and those supporting them can raise awareness and uptake of reporting guidelines and EQUATOR online resources to improve the quality and usability of the scientific literature. We invite your input into action plans for professional communities.

Led by EQUATOR’s Doug Altman and Jen de Beyer, the workshop will cover:-

  • How usable and reliable is published research?
  • What are our ethical responsibilities when reporting research?
  • Ways to support researchers: practical steps to raise awareness and use of reporting guidelines
  • Exploring established, new and proposed initiatives to combat poor reporting
  • Reporting guidelines – what they are, what they aren’t, and why they work
  • Introduction to EQUATOR, online resources, toolkits and courses
  • Practical exercises on identifying poor reporting
  • Developing action plans for professional communities concerned with improving research reporting and integrity.

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