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Reward Equator Conference

Thursday, 20 – Saturday, 22 February 2020

The 2020 REWARD | EQUATOR Conference will be hosted by the BIH QUEST Center. The meeting will take place in the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, in the heart of historic Berlin, from 20th to 22nd February 2020.

The conference theme – “Sharing strategies for Research Improvement” – for us represents an ambition to move beyond the articulation and description of problems, to instead provide greater focus on possible solutions; their development, testing, evaluation and dissemination. We will consider challenges and opportunities for improvement from the perspective of Ethics Committees and Regulators, Publishers, Institutions and Researchers, and Funders; and will have themes running through the conference on new methods for measuring and testing interventions. By involving communities beyond biomedical research we hope to broaden the discussion, that we can learn from each others‘ experience.

The choice of the meeting venue enables us to come together under one roof with ample circulation areas to promote discussion. The agenda includes opportunities and facilities for ad hoc groups to form and to discuss specific issues arising during the conference, with a view to establishing new collaborative networks. We are particularly keen to provide a platform for the next generation of research improvement researchers and practitioners, and the agenda reflects this.