How to conduct evidence-based research

About this video

It’s natural to think that all research is evidence based given the long citation lists that research papers come with. Yet, scientists have found that research papers lack a systematic and transparent approach in citing past studies or trials. Research papers that do not exhibit proper systematic reviews of prior studies can lead to duplication and unnecessary experiments, resulting in a waste to time, resources and efforts.

In this module, experts Klara Brunnhuber and Hans Lund will explain how you can ascertain an evidence-based research approach from the first steps of establishing the study concepts until the last where you place your results. They will share with you the structures you can follow to enhance the reliability of your research and ensure that your paper efficiently contributes to science.

You will come away with a new understanding of the importance of transparency, why systematic reviews are necessary, and how you can support science by preventing research waste.

About the presenters

Klara Brunnhuber

Senior Product Manager in Elsevier Operations’ Digital Content Services department.

Klara Brunnhuber works with a special focus on machine learning projects and content services for the new book submission system ELSA.

With a background in medicine and health informatics, she has worked in medical and science publishing for over 25 years. Prior to joining Elsevier in October 2016, she was a clinical editor and later product manager for BMJ’s knowledge resources BMJ Clinical Evidence and BMJ Best Practice.

She has been part of the Evidence-Based Research Network ever since its inception and serves as Vice-Chair and Leader of the Programme Management Group on the COST Action EVBRES.

Hans Lund

Professor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Western Norway at the University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Hans has been working with evidence-based practice and systematic reviews for more than 25 years, both as a writer (of academic papers and books), teacher and director of studies. In the last 5-6 years Hans has focused on the concept of “Evidence-Based Research” (EBR) and is initiator and chair of the Evidence-Based Research Network. This network obtained support to establish a European Network for EBR in 2018 in the form of a COST Action. This COST Action was inaugurated in October 2018 and runs until October 2022.