Meta-research short course
17-19 September, 2018
Dates: 17-19 September 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:30
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Location: South Kensington Campus
Applications open: February 2018
Early bird registration deadline: 31 May 2018
Course directors: Dr Ioanna Tzoulaki, Dr Evangelos Evangelou, Dr Evropi Theodoratou
The purpose of this course is for students to understand the principles of meta-research and to develop skills in relation to research synthesis, meta-analysis and assessment of bias in biomedical research.
The course faculty comprises members of world-class reputation from Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh and leading institutions worldwide. There will be ample opportunity throughout the course to interact with the faculty, discuss your current research projects and receive feedback.
The course will consist of lectures introducing the theoretical concepts which are subsequently illustrated by a keynote lecture and a practical session.
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- To understand the principles of meta-research
- To conduct and interpret research syntheses applied to different biomedical research domains
- To understand and apply methodologies to identify and quantify biases in biomedical research
- To critically appraise the published literature and the reporting of results, and to be able to identify best practices
- To understand what is and what determines reproducibility in biomedical research
This short course will be of interest to academics (students, and researchers), and scientists from the industry (pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, food industries etc.) who are interested in applying state-of-the-art meta-research skills.
Early bird registration (until May 31st, 2018)
Dr Ioanna Tzoulaki, Reader in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Dr Evangelos Evangelou, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Dr Evropi Theodoratou, Reader, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Prof John PA Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention in the School of Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and, by courtesy, of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science
Prof Julian Little, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine
Prof Malcolm MacLeod, Prof of Neurology and Translational Neurosciences, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Prof Karel G.M. Moons, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Julius Center, UMC Utrecht
Dr Kostas Tsilidis, Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Prof Steff Lewis, Personal Chair in Medical Statistics, Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, University of Edinburgh
Professor Evangelia Ntzani, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, University of Ioannina Medical School & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Brown University