The EU-Funded MiRoR Project Will Transform Clinical Research Practice and Increase its Value

Methods in Research on Research

The MiRoR (Methods in Research on Research) project trains early stage researchers (ESRs) in the new scientific discipline of research on research that aims to identify and minimise persistent threats to medical research quality.

Billions of Euros are spent each year on studies that are redundant, flawed in their design, never published or poorly reported. Further, given current research practices, research claims are more likely to be false than true. If clinical research is not adequately planned, conducted and reported, clinicians are prevented from using effective health interventions in practice and researchers from adequately prioritising future research questions. This situation ultimately has a detrimental impact on patient care. Therefore, reducing waste and increasing value of research represents a major societal challenge.

The EU funded MiRoR project aims is to create an innovative and ambitious multidisciplinary intersectoral joint doctoral training programme involving 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs, i.e. PhD students), dedicated to methods in research on research in the field of clinical research.

The aim is to train the future generations of top-level scientists in research on research and to develop creative solutions to transform clinical research practice and increase its value.

The MiRoR is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 676207. More information about the MiRoR project is available here.