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Translational meta-research

Guest edited by Dr Tracey Weissgerber

What is meta-research?

Meta-research can help us to improve science by identifying common problems with the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of scientific studies. This allows us to develop targeted solutions. Meta-research may also examine other topics that influence research practices, including hiring and promotion practices, educational programs, journal guidelines and funding agency policies.

Clinical Science meta-research collection overview

This Clinical Science meta-research collection focusses on applied translational research aspects linking basic science to disease mechanisms. We encourage submission of meta-research which focus on the application of tools and techniques with the aim of supporting the implementation of effective translational research. Meta-research papers should have a strong focus on solutions, papers may highlight existing solutions or introduce new solutions. Clinical Science’s mission is to link basic science to disease mechanisms, and through this meta-research collection we hope to highlight and disseminate targeted solutions to advance translational research.

Importantly, meta-research is different from meta-analysis, in which authors systematically identify all studies that address a particular research question; then pool the results to estimate the size and direction of the effect. Clinical Science does not normally consider meta-analysis submissions; however, where meta-analyses are used as a means to do meta-research, it is supported for submissions to this collection.

We would like to thank all the authors for their excellent contributions, and we hope you enjoy reading this special collection.

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Kaitlyn Hair; Emma Wilson; Charis Wong; Anthony Tsang; Malcolm Macleod; Alexandra Bannach-Brown
Emma Wilson; Florenz Cruz; Duncan Maclean; Joly Ghanawi; Sarah K. McCann; Paul M. Brennan; Jing Liao; Emily S. Sena; Malcolm Macleod
Nico Riedel; Robert Schulz; Vartan Kazezian; Tracey Weissgerber
Tracey L. Weissgerber
Vedrana Pavlovic; Tracey Weissgerber; Dejana Stanisavljevic; Tatjana Pekmezovic; Ognjen Milicevic; Jelena Milin Lazovic; Andja Cirkovic; Marko Savic; Nina Rajovic; Pavle Piperac; Nemanja Djuric; Petar Madzarevic; Ana Dimitrijevic; Simona Randjelovic; Emilija Nestorovic; Remi Akinyombo; Andrija Pavlovic; Ranine Ghamrawi; Vesna Garovic; Natasa Milic
Michael J. Ryan; Rhian M. Touyz
René Bernard; Tracey L. Weissgerber; Evgeny Bobrov; Stacey J. Winham; Ulrich Dirnagl; Nico Riedel
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