Courses and events


New courses and events will be added here once dates are confirmed


Past courses and events

Public Meeting for the COST Action “EVBRES” :
Research waste – can it be avoided when planning and reporting new studies?

When: Wednesday February 6th, 2019, 14:00-16:00

Redundant clinical research has been conducted and published due to underuse of systematic reviews (SR) when planning and reporting new research. It is unethical, limits the available funding for important and relevant research, and diminishes the public’s trust in research. In order to raise awareness of this inappropriate practice, the EVBRES-consortium define “Evidence-Based Research” (EBR) as the use of prior research in a systematic and transparent way to inform a new study so that it answers the questions that matter in a valid, efficient and accessible manner.


Malcolm Macleod, Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Fellow & University Ethics Advisor, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth

Klara Brunnhuber, vice-chair EVBRES, Senior Product Manager, Elsevier, London, UK              

Mona Nasser, Associate Professor of Evidence Based Dentistry, Peninsula Dental School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth

Hans Lund, Professor at Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway



Opening meeting for the EVBRES COST Action Workshop in Bergen, Norway

When: Monday February 4th, 2019, 09:00-09:45


Berit Rokne, Rector at HVL

Welcome to Bergen. The importance of international collaboration and networking for education and research.

Alice Kvåle, Pro-Dean of Research at Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at HVL

The importance of international collaboration for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at HVL. Why Evidence-Based Research is of particular importance to healthcare.

Hans Lund, chair of EVBRES and Professor at HVL

Background for and introduction to the COST Action “EVBRES”