This webinar is being produced by the International Association for the Study of Pain's Methodology, Evidence Synthesis, and Implementation Special Interest Group (MESISIG).
Systematic review has highlighted how biased and poor-quality primary studies can lead to misleading claims for efficacy and safety in pain treatment. Beyond bias, there is a growing awareness regarding the importance of research integrity and of challenges that impact upon the trustworthiness of clinical evidence. In this symposium we will report on:
1) How to understand quality in both primary research and systematic review.
2) How spin (i.e., misdirection) and diversion occur.
3) The current state of scientific retractions in pain literature; and
4) How we might explore the trustworthiness of pain evidence.
A discussion will then be held on how to ensure that the next generation of pain studies can guarantee the highest integrity possible.
-- Andrew Moore, DPhil, DSc, CChem FRSC, University of Oxford, UK
Quality and Bias in Clinical Pain Science
-- Emma Fisher, PhD, University of Bath, UK
Research Integrity I: Spin and Diversion in Pain Science
-- Michael Ferraro, PhD Candidate, Centre for Pain IMPACT at NeuRA, Sydney, Australia
Research Integrity II: Retraction and its Causes in Pain Science
-- Neil O'Connell, PhD, Brunel University, UK
Research Integrity III: Exploring Divergent Results Through an Integrity Lens
-- Sebastian Straube, BM BCh, MA (Oxon), DPhil, University of Alberta, Canada
Reflections and Practical Strategies to Develop Cultures of Integrity
-- Amanda Williams, PhD, CPsychol, University College London, UK (facilitator)