EQUATOR National Centres launched
The EQUATOR Network has recently launched three EQUATOR centres in France (EQUATOR French), Canada (EQUATOR Canada) and the UK (EQUATOR UK). The 3 centres were officially launched on Friday16 May 2014 during a scientific meeting in Paris.
This is an exciting new phase in the development of the EQUATOR Network and reflects the increased prominence and importance worldwide placed on issues relating to poor health research reporting and research waste amongst industry, publishers, governments, funders, regulators, researchers and academic institutions. The new centres will focus on national activities to raise awareness of and promote reporting guidelines and good research reporting practices amongst health professionals and researchers based locally. Each centre will also contribute to the work of the EQUATOR Network as a whole, with the Network focusing specifically on global issues. Further development of the EQUATOR Network is planned over the coming months including new centres, developing education and training programmes and materials, establishing a Librarian Network and increasing engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders.
The EQUATOR Steering Group membership has also been revised to reflect the changes brought about by the establishment of the new EQUATOR Centres.