Conference Announcement & Call for Posters

Shirley Zhao
Data Science Librarian, NN/LM Training Office

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Conference Announcement

We are pleased to announce the Research Reproducibility Conference speakers have been confirmed.

The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer: Hilda Bastian
A long-time consumer advocate in Australia, whose career turned to analyzing evidence, communicating about it, and working to make it more accessible, Hilda Bastian now works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US, at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). She is editor of PubMed-related projects on clinical effectiveness and post-publication evaluation, PubMed Health and PubMed Commons. [click here for full bio]

Featured Speaker: David Moher
A senior scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair, Dr. David Moher is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Systematic Reviews and serves on the editorial boards of several journals; he is a member of PLoS ONE’s Human Research Advisory Group. One of Dr. Moher’s research foci is journalology (publication science). He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT and PRISMA Statements, and has been involved with several other reporting guideline initiatives. He is leading a program to develop core competencies for medical journal editors. [click here for full bio]

The Clifford C. Snyder M.D. & Mary Snyder Lecturer: John Ioannidis
Currently the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, John Ioannidis is Professor of Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at the School of Medicine; Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences; one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; and Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. The PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (exceeding 1.5 million hits). The Atlantic selected Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010 claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive”. [click here for full bio]


Call for Submissions

The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how institutions can support research reproducibility and make more research true. We hope to further the dialogue around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. The conference will be held November 14-15, 2016 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law.

Submit your proposal for the Poster Session, which can consist of completed or in-progress projects that reflect the pursuit of making research true. Suggested topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Case study of large-scale collaborative research
  • Adoption of replication culture and its impact
  • Research illustrating a lack of reproducible research in your field
  • Registration of studies, protocols, analysis codes, datasets, raw data, and results
  • Examples of use or sharing of data, protocols, materials, software, and other tools
  • Reproducibility practices
  • More appropriate statistical methods
  • Work in standardization of definitions and analyses
  • Improvement of study design standards
  • Improvements in peer review, reporting, and dissemination of research
  • Better training of scientific workforce in methods and statistical literacy

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and new researchers, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from conference attendees. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. A Best Poster Award will be presented based on the quality of research work, poster design, and oral presentation.

Deadline to submit posters is July 31st, 2016.

See more information here: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/UtahRR16/proposals

This conference is sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Vice President for Research. Explore the program here and click here to register. Information about travel and hotels can be found here. All other questions can be found under FAQ.

Conference hashtags: #UtahRR16 #MakeResearchTrue

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