The 1st Evidence-Based Research Conference “Increasing the Value of Research” was an online conference held on 16th-17th November 2020. It looked at making research ethical, relevant and worthwhile through the use of systematic reviews to decrease research waste and increase research value.
The conference theme reflected the ambition to ensure that all new studies address research questions that matter, in a valid, efficient and accessible manner. One key step towards this goal is to start using prior research in a systematic and transparent way to justify and design new studies. This approach will help ensure that ethical approval, funding and publication is reserved only for necessary studies – those based on knowledge gaps identified through syntheses of earlier trials – and relevant studies – those justified by obtaining the perspective of end-user groups directly affected by the new study.
The Conference was aimed not only at researchers from all disciplines but at everyone keen to share their knowledge and experience relevant to an EBR approach.
1st EBR Conference committees
A list of keynote speakers can be found here.
Download the Program and Abstract book here.
Videos of 1st EBR Conference
Plenary 1: The Evidence-Based Research concept
Chair: Klara Brunnhuber, Vice-chair: Matthew Westmore
0:00:02 Welcome by Maritta Valimaki and Klara Brunnhuber
0:13:10 Hans Lund “The Evidence-Based Research (EBR) concept”
0:40:27 Rieke van der Graaf “The ethical aspect of EBR: the question of valuable research”
1:08:25 Q&A with Hans Lund and Rieke van der Graaf
Plenary 2: Using the Evidence-Based Research approach
Chair: Hans Lund
0:00:44 Michel Shamy “Equipoise and EBR – the need to justify a new RCT”
0:31:08 Alex Sutton “When is a further clinical trial justified?”
1:03:05 Q&A with Michel Shamy and Alex Sutton
Plenary 3: Metaresearch
Chair: Livia Puljak
0:02:43 Livia Puljak “What is metaresearch, and how should we call it”
0:12:15 Dawid Pieper “What is a meta-epidemiological study?”
0:28:36 Lawrence Mbuagbaw and Daeria Lawson “The METRIC Project”
0:40:45 Panel discussion
Plenary 4: Current and future challenges for the EBR Approach
Chair: Jennifer Yost
0:00:56 Jeremy Grimshaw “Evidence-Based Research in the Time of COVID”
0:29:14 Q&A with Jeremy Grimshaw
0:42:36 Karen Robinson “Evidence-Based Research – The Future?”
1:02:59 Q&A with Karen Robinson and Jeremy Grimshaw
1:30:33 Close of Conference with Miloslav Klugar, Hans Lund and Maritta Valimaki
Abstract and Poster Session Videos
NOTE: the Abstract Book can be downloaded here