The Fight Against Research Waste – ResearchConnect at the REWARD-EQUATOR Conference
By Annie Runkel
The REWARD-EQUATOR Conference series brings together actors from across the research sector to discuss ideas to improve research and provide better support structures for academics and scientists. ResearchConnect attended the 2020 ‘Sharing Innovative Strategies for Research Improvement’ event, which took place in Berlin, Germany.
The conference attracted researchers, academic publishers, universities, research organisations and funders from all over the globe, including the Wellcome Trust, Cochrane, The Lancet, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Helmholtz Association, the National Institute for Health Research UK (NIHR) and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
Over two and a half days, delegates heard about the latest developments, discussed the challenges and shortcomings of current practices in research, and shared ideas for better strategies, tools and techniques.
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