Inaugural Drummond Rennie Lecture
Bias, Spin, and Problems With Transparency of Research
Dr Isabelle Boutron is professor of epidemiology at the Université de Paris and head of the Methods Team (INSERM- Epidemiology and Statistics Research Centre-CRESS). She is director of Cochrane France and co-convenor of the Bias Methods group of the Cochrane Collaboration and member of the SPIRIT-CONSORT executive committee. Her research focusses on meta-research, methodological issues of assessing interventions (blinding, external validity, complex interventions), transparency, reporting guidelines development and implementation and research synthesis. She led the Methods on Research in Research (MiRoR) project, an innovative and ambitious joint doctoral training program in the field of clinical research that is funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
Improving the Research Culture to Increase Credibility of Research Findings
Dr Brian Nosek is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Open Science (COS) that operates the Open Science Framework (OSF), acollaborative management service for registering studies and archiving and sharing research materials and data. The COS is enabling open and reproducible research practices worldwide. Brian is also a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD from Yale University in 2002. He co-founded Project Implicit, a multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition—thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, barriers to change, open science, and reproducibility.
Inaugural Douglas G. Altman Lecture
Barriers to Using Research: Reducing Flawed, Inappropriate, and Poorly Reported Research
Paul Glasziou, is professor of evidence-based practice and director of the Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, and was director of Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based 2003-2010. His research focuses on improving the clinical impact of publications by reducing the more than $100 Billion annual loss from unpublished and unusable research. As a family practitioner this work has particularly focused on the applicability and usability of published trials and reviews.
Peer Review in the Age of Open Science
Tony Ross-Hellauer is leader of the Open and Reproducible Research Group at Graz University of Technology in Austria, senior researcher at Know-Center, and editor in chief of the MDPI open access journal Publications. His research focuses on a range of issues related to open science evaluation, skills, policy, governance, monitoring, and infrastructure. Tony has a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Glasgow as well as degrees in Information and Library Studies and Philosophy. He is coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ON-MERRIT, researching issues of equity in open science. He is former scientific manager for OpenAIRE, co-author of the Open Science Training Handbook, and a core member of Research Data Alliance Austria, Open Access Network Austria, and the Austrian Open Science Support Group.