Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
Report from Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager, UK EQUATOR Centre, Oxford In September 2017 I was lucky enough to represent EQUATOR at a round table discussion during the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies in Edinburgh. All attendees … Read More04/06/2018 Doug Altman, 12 July 1948 – 3 June 2018
Doug Altman, founder of the EQUATOR Network and Centre for Statistics in Medicine and driving force behind CONSORT, passed away on Sunday 3 June 2018. He leaves behind an incredible legacy to the world of medical research and statistics and … Read More06/03/2018 The Nutritools website: promoting quality in dietary assessment data in epidemiological and clinical studies
Measuring diet is challenging due to the complexity of food intake and the day-to-day variation between and within study participants. Therefore strategies to help researchers select suitable dietary assessment tools (DATs) are required. To address this issue the Nutritools website … Read More23/02/2018 EQUATOR Network publishes review of reporting guidelines for cancer research
The UK EQUATOR Centre has published a review of oncology-specific reporting guidelines, including information about the EQUATOR Oncology Project. Members of the EQUATOR team today published an article in the British Journal of Cancer entitled Reporting guidelines for oncology research: … Read More30/01/2018 Apply for the 2018 Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research
Nominations for the 2018 Cochrane-REWARD prize are now open. Two prizes will be awarded to local or pilot initiatives with the greatest potential to reduce waste in research if scaled up globally. An estimated $170 billion of research funding is … Read More24/01/2018 Introducing MERIDIAN, home of reporting guidelines for research involving animals
Reporting guidelines for research on animals now has a home! The newly launched Menagerie of Reporting Guidelines Involving Animals – MERIDIAN – is hosted by the Iowa State University and run by Dr Annette O’Connor. Since our inception, the … Read More12/01/2018 EQUATOR 2017 highlights
2017 was another busy year for the UK EQUATOR Centre team! We were honoured to send Iveta Simera to the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Annual Meeting, to accept the CSE’s 2017 Award for Meritorious Achievement on behalf of the … Read More22/09/2017 September 2017 issue of the EQUATOR Oncology Current Awareness Bulletin
Welcome to the September 2017 issue of our EQUATOR Oncology Current Awareness Bulletin. Read More04/07/2017 Improving the availabilty and transparency of flu vaccine studies: have your say!
The WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research is developing a statement on improving availability and transparency of observational studies on influenza vaccine effectiveness. WHO calls on all interested persons to provide comments on the draft statement. Comments will be accepted via … Read More06/06/2017 Three winners of the 2017 Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing waste in research
The ceremony to award the first Cochrane-REWARD prizes for reducing waste in research took place at during the 5thWorld Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam on 30 May 2017. Given the high standard of the 18 applicants, the panel decided … Read More
In a previous post detailing my time with the EQUATOR Network, I spoke about my work on the STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. STROBE is one of the original “core” reporting guidelines which provides guidance...