Ethical and scientific integrity of health research: how educators can support this and reduce research waste
Estimates suggest that 85% health research is wasted, usually because it asks the wrong questions, is badly designed, not published, or poorly reported (www.researchwaste.net). This is unethical, not least because it wastes the contributions of patients and the public and means we cannot trust the evidence base for health. Researchers are often taught statistical techniques, but usually lack education on how to develop meaningful research questions and use the best study designs to reliably and responsibly fill evidence gaps.
To explore how educators can help to build capabilities for health research
- that will actually matter to patients, clinicians, policy makers, and public health;
- so that research can provide useful, usable, and reusable (reproducible) evidence.
In this two hour workshop we will draw on BMJ’s Research to Publication e-learning programme to explore the key issues that educators should focus on to ensure responsible conduct and dissemination of health research.
The program will comprise discussion, exercise(s), and two lectures:
- on supporting researchers to develop good research questions;
- on the key elements of a syllabus for responsible, reproducible health research.
Pagina aggiornata il 22/11/2016