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About The Conference

The conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research” is taking place on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris.

Organized by the Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR) consortium, this event is featuring international prestigious guests with the aim of discussing recent developments in the field of Research on Research. The main project results will also be presented and discussed during a poster session with the MiRoR fellows.

The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Meta-Research. The event will be opened by Prof. John Ioannidis who will deliver a keynote speech.

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This conference is the final event of the project, aiming at presenting our main results to the public and the research community and to discuss several aspects of Research on Research with internationally recognized speakers in the field.

Morning session : 9.00 - 13.00

Welcome address and introduction to the MiRoR project

Isabelle Boutron, Université de Paris, France

Keynote speech

John Ioannidis, Stanford University, USA

Meta-research for preclinical studies

Ulrich Dirnagl, QUEST Center, Germany

Meta-research of prediction models: a way to prevent their development

Carl Moons, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Should we retire statistical significance?

Deborah Ashby, Imperial College London, UK

Round table discussion

Els Goetghebeur, Carl Moons, Erik Cobo, Deborah Ashby

Lunch break and poster session : 13.00 - 14.30

Afternoon session : 14.30 - 17.30

Opportunities through Data Sharing. The pharmaceutical industry perspective

Andrew J Freeman, GSK, UK

Tools and strategies to increase replicability. Why should we share analysis plans and results?

Michèle B. Nuijten, Tilburg university, The Netherlands

NLP for research reproducibility and integrity

Halil Kilicoglu, University of Illinois, USA

Towards a new research ecosystem

Philippe Ravaud, Université de Paris, France

New approaches to evaluate researchers. A round table discussion

Frank Miedema, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Christine Clerici, Université de Paris, France
John Ioannidis, Stanford University, USA

Closing remarks

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Académie Nationale de Médecine

16 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

The conference is taking place in the ‘Salle des séances’ at the Académie Nationale de Médecine located at 16 rue Bonaparte in Paris.

For security reasons only people on the attendee list will be granted access to the meeting room. Registration is free but compulsory (see registration form below)

A valid identity document will be requested at the entrance.


MiRoR brings together 7 world-class research teams in various disciplines from 6 different European countries.

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About MiRoR

MiRoR is an innovative and ambitious joint doctoral training programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, dedicated to Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR) in the field of clinical research.

“Research on Research”, is an emerging scientific discipline that aims to reduce waste in research and increase research value. Tens of billions of Euros are wasted each year on studies that are redundant, flawed in their design, never published or poorly reported. The public is the main victim of this waste and reducing waste and increasing value of research represents a major societal challenge.

MiRoR involves 7 academic institutions in Europe and 12 international partners.

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