Australasian EQUATOR Centre
In addition to helping carry out the strategic vision of the EQUATOR network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the Australasian EQUATOR Centre’s focus is on reducing waste and enhancing the value of biomedical research.
Examples of our current activities include:
- Improving the descriptions of interventions in research (such as trials and systematic reviews) and developing online tools to enable authors to more easily create complete descriptions of interventions
- Developing tools, including automation tools, that enable many steps in the systematic review process to be done faster and more efficiently
- Undertaking research in research waste and creating resources to increase the value of research (in conjunction with the Reward Alliance)
- Contributing to the creation and/or updating of key reporting guidelines (e.g. TIDieR, PRISMA, STARD, PRISMA for Abstracts)
- Providing training activities within the Australasian region in research reporting, publication skills, and research protocols.
Professor Tammy Hoffmann
Tammy is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. Her research spans many aspects of evidence-based practice, shared decision making, knowledge translation, and minimising waste in research. Tammy has been involved in the development of a number of reporting guidelines. As part of her interest in improving the reporting, useability, and uptake of effective non-pharmacological interventions, she led the development of the TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Replication) checklist and guide.
Paul is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Director of the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. His key interests include identifying and removing the barriers to using high-quality research in everyday clinical practice. Paul is a leader within the Reward Alliance, investigating research waste and promoting better prioritisation, design, conduct, regulation, management, and health research reporting. His other research interests are in overdiagnosis and overtreatment, particularly in general practice, the uptake of evidence for non-drug interventions, and the automation of systematic review processes.
Alexandra Bannach-Brown is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, with expertise and interests in evidence synthesis, open science and the automation of systematic reviews.
Honorary Associate Professor Elaine Beller is a biostatistician and clinical triallist with more than 25 years of research experience. One of her research areas is focused on reducing the waste in research effort by improving the quality of published research reports, particularly in systematic reviews and randomised trials. Elaine led the PRISMA for Abstracts extension of the PRISMA Statement.
Software development specialists
Professor Tammy Hoffmann
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 4229
This page was updated on October 2018