EQIPD Webinar 2023

In the tradition of the EQIPD Summer School the Guarantors of EQIPD are planning a webinar series from March to June in 2023. It will always be at 4pm CET/CEST and a link to register on the Zoom platform will follow soon.


The EQIPD Webinar Series will provide a foundation for best practices in preclinical research and how the EQIPD quality system can be used to help ensure the key 3 Rs:  rigor, robustness and reproducibility in generating, interpreting and publishing findings.  Experienced speakers will highlight EQIPD’s role in different parts of the scientific ecosystem with a focus on best practices.  Dr. Thomas Steckler and Prof. Malcolm Macleod will set the scene with a general introduction on the state of efforts to enhance research rigour, how the recently published EQIPD framework has changed the landscape and what remains to be achieved.  Other topics include issues in performing systematic reviews and meta-analyses, exploratory versus confirmatory research, challenges and opportunities for achieving rigor in academia and biopharma, and a hitchhiker’s guide to the use and misuse of statistics. 

The series starts on March 1st and will continue until summer every second week.

1. MarchProf. Malcolm Macleod / Dr. Thomas StecklerUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK / Janssen, Beerse, BelgiumEvidence, origins and impact of lacking rigour in research
15. MarchDr. Kim WeverRadboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The NetherlandsSystematic review and meta-analysis of animal studies
29. MarchDr. René BernardQUEST Centre, Charité, Berlin, GermanyExploratory versus confirmatory research
12. AprilProf. Martin MichelUniversity of Mainz, Mainz, GermanyA hitchhiker’s guide to experimental design and statistics
26. AprilDr. Jan VollertImperial College, London, UKThe EQIPD framework for research rigour
10. MayDr. Magali HaasCohen Veterans BiosciencesCriteria for translational validity
24. MayDr. Rita Balice-GordonMuna TherpeuticsIndustry perspective on using tools like EQIPD
7. JuneDr. Björn Gerlach / Anton BespalovPAASP GmbHThe EQIPD quality system and auditing
21. JuneMartien Kas / tbdUniversity of Groningen / BiotechUse cases


The Webinar will be held via Zoom. Registration is necessary via the following page

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Evidence, origins and impact of lacking rigor in research

Malcolm Macleod and Thomas Steckler

The GoEQIPDwebinar series, discussing how to enhance the quality of preclinical data, starts on March 1 with “Evidence, origins, and impact of lacking rigor in research” ft. Dr. Thomas Steckler, @JanssenGlobal & Professor Malcolm Macleod, @EdinburghUni

Systematic review & meta-analysis in animal studies

Kim Wever

The GoEQIPD webinar on March 16, 2023 was presented by Kim Wever from Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen discussing how systematic reviews and meta-analysis can help in translating animal study results and how they contribute to increasing robustness and scientific rigor.