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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.

This collection is open for submissions and will be updated as new content becomes available. Submit via our website or contact editorial@portlandpress.com for more information.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.
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Tracey L. Weissgerber
DOI: 10.1042/CS20210777
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
DOI: 10.1042/CS20201573
Michael J. Ryan; Rhian M. Touyz
DOI: 10.1042/CS20201298
René Bernard; Tracey L. Weissgerber; Evgeny Bobrov; Stacey J. Winham; Ulrich Dirnagl; Nico Riedel
DOI: 10.1042/CS20201125
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