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 →

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How to be an evidence-based researcher – new paper in BMJ

We define the researcher as being “evidence-based” if he/she systematically reviews what is already known before embarking on a new study. Not being evidence-based as researcher is unethical, unscientific and … Continue Reading →

Can librarians contribute to increasing value and reducing waste in medical research?

Interesting new blog by Shona Kirtley about the role of librarians and information specialists in helping to reduce research waste.

Marie Curie PhD fellowships in Methods in Research on Research

The European Union, more specifically the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, are looking for young early state researchers (PhD students) within the area: “Research on Research”. This is an emerging new scientific discipline that aims … Continue Reading →

The Vienna Principles

Principles of collaboration on development of automation in systematic reviews released. The Vienna Principles Systematic reviews involve multiple tasks, each with different issues, but all must be improved. Automation may … Continue Reading →

Comment on ‘The Bergen Statement on Evidence-Based Research’

The opportunity to comment on the Bergen Statement has passed. Thanks to everyone who participated.

You are welcome to comment on ‘The Bergen Statement on Evidence-Based Research’ from 12th – 19th of August

As part of the forthcoming papers by the EBRNetwork we have prepared “The Bergen Statement on Evidence-Based Research”. A number of people have been involved in the process of preparing … Continue Reading →

A brief introduction to the concept of Evidence-Based Research

Hans Lund has written a blog post introducing the concept of Evidence-Based Research. It is available on the BMJ Clinical Evidence Blog.