Avoiding redundant health research

Kavli Trust, a Norwegian foundation, has used systematic reviews to help them decide which research projects to fund. “The trust would accordingly urge all institutions and funders to give greater emphasis … Continue Reading →

Involving people – a learning resource for systematic review authors

An argument within evidence-based research is that it is not enough that clinical research is valid – it also has to be of value for society and the scientific community. To create value we need … Continue Reading →

Reflections from the Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, South Africa, September 13 – 16, 2017

Together with the REWARD Alliance the Evidence-Based Research Network presented the need to increase value and reduce waste in clinical research. The session focused particularly on the importance of using … Continue Reading →

Funders and regulators are more important than journals in fixing the waste in research

It is important that the incentives to reduce waste in research is present as early as possible in the research process. Thus funders and regulators – like ethics committees – … Continue Reading →

Your choice of citations DO matters

The article «Bad Footnotes Can Be Deadly» in Slate Magazine argues how your choice of citations matters.

Welcome to our new Steering Group members!

We are pleased to welcome two new members to our Steering Group – Caroline Blaine and Jennifer Yost. Caroline is Deputy Head of Content at the BMJ Knowledge Centre. Her interest in … Continue Reading →

Towards Evidence Based Research – now in Italian!

We are happy to announce that the BMJ paper: Towards Evidence Based Research is now available in Italian thanks to the GIMBE Foundation. The Italian version is published in Evidence – … Continue Reading →

Eugene Garfield (1925 – 2017)

The EBRNetwork would like to acknowledge one of the giants on whom shoulders we stand. Eugene Garfield was a giant in publishing metrics, including writing about the failure to cite … Continue Reading →

Evidence-Based Research – what do funders do?

It’s estimated that 85% of medical research is wasted. The waste comes from asking the wrong question, bad design or poor reporting – and in a study carried out with … Continue Reading →

Evidence-Based Research – what does it mean for consumers? Join the debate.

On November 8th the EBRNetwork and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences arranged the seminar ”Redundant and dangerous health research – how can you support better research practice?” At the … Continue Reading →