The theme of this conference – “Sharing strategies for Research Improvement” – represents an ambition to move beyond the articulation and description of problems, to instead provide greater focus on possible solutions; their development, testing, evaluation and dissemination. The conference will consider challenges and opportunities for improvement from the perspective of Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, and Funders; and will have themes running through the conference on new methods for measuring and testing interventions. By involving communities beyond biomedical research the organisers hope to broaden the discussion, so attendees can learn from each others' experience.
The agenda includes opportunities and facilities for ad hoc groups to form and to discuss specific issues arising during the conference, with a view to establishing new collaborative networks. The organisors are particularly keen to provide a platform for the next generation of research improvement researchers and practitioners, and the agenda reflects this.
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