WHY GOOD MEDICAL & CLINICAL RESEARCH?
"It has thus become increasingly important that the teaching of good medical research methods be expanded to scientists and institutions in low and middle-income countries that face major health challenges in the decades ahead. There is a critical shortage of technical skills in these countries and, for that matter, in first-world nations researchers who are imbued with a deep understanding of the fundamental ideas underlying the successful design and analysis of medical and public health research studies. Such ideas must necessarily incorporate the latest algorithms and statistical approaches afforded by the computing and communication revolutions, in addition to the essential ethics of experimentation, policy advising, and reporting to our communities regarding the public’s health."
Nicholas P. JEWELL, Ph.D., MedicReS Scientific Board Member
According to MedicReS, researchers should have sufficient knowledge not only in their own disciplines but also on ethical, biostatistical and methodological principles while conducting their research. MedicReS also aims at putting into practice good medical research philosophy and its components, namely, good planning, good analyzing, good reporting, good reviewing and good publishing, creatıng good evidence, turning evidence to good policy, developing a curriculum for good medical research education, defined not only as ethical and unbiased, but also powerful.
World Medical association
Official Journal of the World Medical Association Inc., Nr. 3, Vol. 58, July 2012.
MedicReS aims to educate researchers and provoke discussion about good scientific method, statistics, ethics, publication, and education. Faced with stifling bureaucracy, competition for funds, and employer pressure to deliver results, finding the time and space to produce the best research can seem an arduous process. Events like the MedicReS World Congress should help to emancipate researchers, refocusing them on the steps to ensure that their research is as rigourous as possible.
The lancet, Editorial
Vol. 379, Issue 9832, Page 2118, 9 June 2012.
Dr. Collin O’Neil - Lehman College, City University of New York.
Good Medical Research is research that has the potential to deliver results that can improve the capabilities and decision-making of clinicians, and that obtains its results via methods that respect the rights of human subjects. Settling questions about what counts as good medical research is an interdisciplinary enterprise, requiring contributions from statisticians, scientists, clinicians, and ethicists, and the MedicReS is bringing these experts together.
Dr. Denise A. Esserman, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University.
MedicReS brings together a diverse group of researchers with differing experiences and opinions. This is a great opportunity to get together and brainstorm and ponder about the future of collaborative research.
David ResnikDavid B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., Bioethicist and NIEHS IRB Chair, NIH, USA.
MedicReS presents valuable information on a variety of topics related to the conduct of biomedical research. The speakers will represent a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The audience will be international in scope. We will discuss ethical and policy issues related to research involving the collection of large amounts of data, including data management, publication, conflict of interest, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality, and regulations. Please join MedicReS programs; you won’t be disappointed.
Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D., Professor and Editor-in-Chief, Accountability in Research University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In my opinion, MedicReS is timely to address the pressing issues in medical research. The intense nature of current progress in medical research necessitates anticipating and dealing with potential ethical and compliance issues. Among the issues of concern is the Integrity of research publications free from falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism. The intense nature of current progress in medical research necessitates anticipating and dealing with potential ethical and compliance issues. Among the issues of concern are Ethics, misconduct, management of research enterprises, the integrity of publications, and the protection of human volunteers in clinical trials.
It is certainly worthwhile to JOIN MedicReS. the latest issues on ethics and compliance in medical research.
Dr. Zubin Master Associate Consultant II Biomedical Ethics Research Program Mayo Clinic.
I think about Good Medical Research, MedicReS the goals of medical research are to increase knowledge and develop products and services for society. Society trusts that medical research is conducted in a manner upholding the highest standards of research integrity. As such, Good Medical Research is of paramount importance in order to uphold this social contract and to improve human health by developing safe and effective medical treatments. Good Medical Research captures a range of ethical conduct and responsibilities for medical researchers including the collection and analysis of data, ethical authorship and publication practices, good mentoring, and ethical peer review to name a few. The subject is important because the current U.S. biomedical and behavioral science environment is unsustainable. Currently, the success rates of obtaining federal grants and seeking jobs are becoming increasingly difficult due to a hypercompetitive environment where there are more scientists than the resources available and the rewards of science. All of the players in the scientific enterprise (researchers, research institutions, and funders) need to be involved in order to coordinate a strategy and make the environment more sustainable and attract young scientists into the field. Providing data collected by various researchers and organizations on the current biomedical and behavioral science environment. In general, this data will show that many researchers are considering non-tenured, non-faculty and even non-research positions outside academia, longer post-doctoral fellowships, increased age of first-time grant winners, and stress and burnout of biomedical scientists due to publication pressure among several other important facts. This data demonstrates that our current scientific enterprise is hypercompetitive and unsustainable, which has several consequences including the potential for increased research misbehaviors and misconduct and may dissuade future scientists from entering the field. Near the end of the presentation, I will discuss several strategies that researchers, research institutions, and funders can consider in order to mitigate and create a more sustainable environment. I hope scientists in a range of medical and scientific practices will join us for an excellent selection of speakers covering the many aspects of Good Medical Research.