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Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) by Dr Anisa Rowhani-Farid

9 May 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST

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About the speaker
Anisa Rowhani-Farid PhD, MPH is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials initiative (RIAT) at the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She has a broad background in medical science and public health, with specific training in research on research (known as meta-research). Her research aims to strengthen the regulation of clinical research and promote open research, making science more reliable, trustworthy,  verifiable, transparent, and robust. She did her first postdoctoral fellowship in research integrity and transparency at the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency at the Yale Law School, School of Medicine and School of Public Health, and at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at the Yale School of Medicine.  Anisa received her doctorate from the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The title of her thesis was: Towards a culture of open science and data sharing in health and medical research.

About the talk
Restoring Invisible and Abandoned Trials (RIAT) is an international effort to tackle bias in the way research is reported with the goal of providing more accurate information to patients and other healthcare decision-makers. When the original investigators or sponsors do not correct misreporting, or even leave the entire trial unpublished, they can be considered to have abandoned their trial. The downstream effects can be substantial, drawing false conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of medical interventions. The RIAT initiative offers a methodology that allows other people to responsibly correct the record. Anisa will be talking about the work of RIAT as well as her own work in meta-research.

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9 May 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST


United Kingdom


RIOT Science Club – Bristol