The REWARD Statement

At the REWARD/EQUATOR Conference, 28-30 September 2015, Edinburgh UK we discussed the REWARD statement, and asked individuals and organisations to sign up.

Read the REWARD statement and join the campaign.

“We recognise that, while we strive for excellence in research, there is much that needs to be done to reduce waste and increase the value of our contributions. We maximise our research potential when:

• we set the right research priorities;
• we use robust research design, conduct and analysis;
• regulation and management are proportionate to risks;
• all information on research methods and findings are accessible;
• reports of research are complete and usable.

We believe we have a responsibility not just to seek to advance knowledge, but also to advance the practice of research itself. This will contribute to improvement in the health and lives of all peoples, everywhere. As funders, regulators, commercial organisations, publishers, editors, researchers, research users and others – we commit to playing our part in increasing value and reducing waste in research.”

This statement aims to encapsulate the aims of the 17 Recommendations for Action proposed in the Lancet series on Waste in Research.

We would be grateful if you could spend 15 minutes on a survey about the Recommendations at: