Symposium on
   
The Lancet Series on Research:
Increasing value, reducing waste
 
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
University College London Institute of Child Health
 
 
       
 
  In 2009, The Lancet published an analysis by Chalmers and Glasziou suggesting that over 80% of the investment in biomedical research was being avoidably wasted (Lancet 2009;374:86-89). This prompted some research funders to audit the use of their research investments and to modify aspects of their research management.

On 7 January 2014, The Lancet will publish a series of papers documenting waste from five principal sources – ranging from waste in deciding what research to do, through to waste because of unusable reports of research. Authors of an introductory paper and the five main papers in the series will present their key findings and recommendations for reducing waste.

This free to attend Lancet Symposium is supported by the Department of Health for England and is of particular relevance to research funders, research regulators and academic institutions, but it is likely to be of interest to research users (including the public), researchers and journals.