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We propose that the training of EBM, research metrics, mentorship and administration processes must be revised and improved to ensure that there is a future for evidence-based healthcare."

SPCR doctoral student, Georgia Richards, and Doug Altman Scholars converged at the Evidence Based Medicine Live (EBMLive) conference in Oxford this year to discuss the challenges they faced in the development of mid and early career researchers (ECRs) . This resulted in a publication in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, just published online: Challenges facing early-career and mid-career researchers: potential solutions to safeguard the future of evidence-based medicine in which they highlight four key problems and their possible solutions.