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Friday, November 3 • 10:30 - 12:00
515-5 – How to ensure the transparency of scientific study designs, their conduct, and reporting/ Comment assurer la transparence des modèles d’études scientifiques, leur déroulement et les rapports

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Rigour in the design, conduct, and reporting of scientific studies are cornerstones of the scientific method. However, recently much has been written about “problems in science”, in particular in regards to lack of transparency and irreproducible research (e.g. the reproducibility crisis). A number of high profile calls to action for better transparency in science and science decision-making have been voiced. Some stakeholders including journals, research institutions, and funders have started to adopt policy changes in an effort to drive improvements. However, it is unclear whether decisions to implement such changes are evidence-based, or if these changes will be effective and meaningful. In this talk, I will provide an overview of these issues, and discuss how we can ensure quality by strengthening the environment that we are producing scientific knowledge and related scientific policy. I will emphasize the need to develop evidence-based interventions to address these “problems in science”, as well as the importance of establishing monitoring frameworks to ensure we are achieving what we set out to.
Topics that will be discussed include: 1) the utility of a priori study registration and funder mandates for open access reporting; 2) deficiencies in the design and reporting of research, and lack of training on these topics; 3) how the current system of incentive and rewards in academia requires evaluation to ensure it is promoting the highest quality science.

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Kelly Cobey

Senior Clinical Research Associate, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, University of Stirling
Dr. Cobey is a Senior Clinical Research Associate in Centre for Journalology at the Ottawa Methods Centre of The Ottawa Hospital. In her capacity as Publications Officer she provides educational outreach on best practice in academic biomedical publishing. Kelly also consults with... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
ROOM 209 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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