New tool developed to cut down on medical research waste

Posted by er134 at Mar 07, 2014 03:55 PM |
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods involved in project

A new tool has been developed to help reduce wasteful medical research and improve care of patients by improving the way interventions are described in research papers.

Published in the British Medical Journal, the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist and guide identifies 12 criteria to improve the completeness of reporting of interventions in research papers.

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods (pictured), from our Department of Health Sciences, co-authored the paper alongside 15 other medical professionals from leading universities in the UK, Australia, France and Canada. Her contribution to the tool’s development was supported by the Wellcome Trust.