PAASP at the REWARD/EQUATOR Conference in Berlin (February 20-22, 2020)

We will present our activities to improve Good Research Practice and Data Quality and are very much looking forward to meet you in Berlin.
The topic of the conference is: Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement – Challenges and opportunities for Improvement for Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, Funders – and Methods for measuring and testing Interventions.
The conference is hosted by the BIH QUEST Center and a preliminary program is available HERE.

NIH Workshop on Optimizing Reproducibility in Non-Human Primate Research Studies by Enhancing Rigor and Transparency

On September 16-17, 2019, NIH will be holding a workshop to build upon current reproducibility efforts by exploring best practices for enhancing rigor and transparency in studies specifically using non-human primate models. NIH is particularly interested in exploring the role of ethical factors that may influence study design given that these models are of such critical importance to numerous research fields such as neurobiology, infectious diseases, regenerative medicine, reproductive biology, and more. Sessions will range from topics such as selection criteria, designing experiments, biological and environmental influences, and maximizing data.

The full agenda and registration website are still under development but will be available https://osp.od.nih.gov/ by August 1, 2019. Space will be limited for in-person attendance and registration will be required. This event will also be webcast.

Upcoming Events

– February 20-22, 2020 – Berlin, Germany
REWARD / EQUATOR Conference 2020
Hosted by the BIH QUEST Center, the topic of the conference is: Sharing Strategies for Research Improvement – Challenges and opportunities for Improvement for Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, Funders – and Methods for measuring and testing Interventions.
A preliminary program is available HERE.

– March 2-3, 2020 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
EQIPD Stakeholder Group meeting
Hosted by Fraunhofer IME-TMP and co-sponsored by PAASP, the next EQIPD Stakeholder Group meeting will review the practical aspects of using EQIPD Quality System tools and will brainstorm the long-term sustainability of the EQIPD Quality System framework.

– March 3, 2020 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Kick-Off Meeting – Quality Standards for In Vitro Research
Organized by the global Preclinical Data Forum, the workshop is aimed to start a discussion about developing specific quality guidelines and standards for in vitro research. One key question to be addressed at the meeting is whether quality recommendations, which are increasingly commonly acknowledged and followed in in vivo research, like blinding and randomization, should and can also be applied for in vitro studies and which characteristics/situations prevent the implementation of such measures.
Participants will be from academia as well as biotech and pharma companies.

– April 5, 2020 – San Diego, US
Experimental Biology Symposium Series
Changing Research Practice: How Can I Make My Research More Reproducible
Session Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Location: Ballroom 28B, San Diego Convention Center
Session Chair(s): Tracey L. Weissgerber

– October 5-7, 2020 – Finland
ENRIO’s First Congress on Research Integrity
The ENRIO2020 Congress is aimed for research integrity officers, research directors, science funding organizations, research networks, and other professionals in the field of research integrity and research ethics, members of ethics committees, and university teachers and researchers. The Congress presents an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of the latest thinking and insights on current issues and best practice in the field of research integrity, and expand your network of colleagues across Europe.

– September 12-14, 2021 – Chicago, IL
Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication
The aim of the conference is to encourage research into the quality and credibility of peer review and scientific publication, to establish the evidence base on which scientist can improve the conduct, reporting and dissemination of scientific research.