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Conference focus

  • Combine EQUATOR and REWARD themes in one conference
  • Recap The Lancet Research Waste series findings and recommendations
  • Review the progress made by researchers, funders, regulators, publishers, industry, and research users against Research Waste series recommendations
  • Bring out specific themes for making research better and more efficient, e.g.: collaboration between researchers, funders, conduct/reporting organisations, regulatory authorities and publishers; specific perspectives of each of these groups of key players.
  • Derive a consensus statement and action plan for making progress against Research Waste series recommendations, after presentations and a constructive moderated discussion
  • Seek endorsement for the consensus statement

Target audience

  • Health research scientists and clinicians
  • Journal editors and publishers
  • Peer reviewers
  • Regulators and research funders
  • Other professionals involved in research education, research governance and the publication of medical research

Confirmed speakers include

Prof Doug Altman, Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Sir Iain Chalmers, Dr An-Wen Chan, Prof Paul Glasziou, Dr Trish Groves, Prof John Ioannidis, Prof Frank Miedema, Dr David Moher, Prof Andrew Morris (Chief Scientist, Scotland), and Dr Janet Wisely (HRA).  The meeting will also include the Annual Equator Lecture presented by Dr Luis Gabriel Cuervo and will be launched by Jamie Hepburn (Minister for Sport Health Improvement and Mental Health, The Scottish Government).


Registration is now open. Abstract submission is closed and all decisions have been sent out.

Accommodation is booked separately and promotional rates have been arranged.

Local organising committee

Judi Clarke, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Malcolm Macleod

Programme committee

EQUATOR (Doug Altman, Philippe Ravaud, David Moher, Ana Marusic, Iveta Simera), REWARD (Paul Glasziou, Iain Chalmers, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Malcolm Macleod, John Ioannidis, An-Wen Chan) and Gerd Antes