The symposium explored the challenges and opportunities for improving the reproducibility and reliability of pre-clinical biomedical research in the UK. The meeting was attended by key stakeholders, including journal editors (e.g., Prof Richard Horton, the Lancet, Dr Theodora Bloom, BMJ), funders (e.g. BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome, NSF (USA), CHDI Foundation, Royal society), journalists (e.g. Dr Ian Sample, Guardian), industry (e.g., GlaxoSmithKline) as well as academics.
As a SPCR post-doctoral fellow working at the interface between applied and basic research, I gave examples of the strides taken in clinical trials and evidence synthesis as best-practice, and discussed how these might inform improvement in other biomedical domains”
- Dr Kate Button