On the 4th of February Professor Hans Lund, chairman of the EBRNetwork, gave a presentation on the topic “Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in research” at the Nordic Conference on Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice. He discussed the scientific ideal, and the general assumption that no one would publish a paper without referring to earlier published scientific results. He also pointed out that the evidence clearly shows that many unnecessary trials are being carried out even after a consensus has been reached. As a solution, he presented the EBRNetwork and its devotion to reducing waste in research by promoting:
- No new studies without prior systematic review of existing evidence
- Efficient production, updating and dissemination of systematic reviews
His presentation is available here.