19 March 2024

Talk for students and supervisors: Seeing positive in negative results

Time and date: Tuesday 9 April 2024, 15:30-17:00.

Deadline for registration: 3 April 2024

Who can come? This PhD Supervisor Talk is for PhD students and PhD supervisors at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Other faculty members and postdocs are also welcome.

About the talk
Publication bias is a subject often discussed in biomedical and clinical research, particularly when researchers invest time and money into a project which yields null results. Should we spend the time to write this up? Who will publish my work? When this speaker noticed the issue in clinical PhD and lab postdoc studies, she decided to try to address this!

Consider the importance of discoverability of your work – even if results are null, to prevent research waste, advance research understanding, or even potential harm to patients. Hear some insights and lessons learned in the process of trying to make new inroads into enhancing research publication  6 years into the project!

About the speaker
Professor Sandra Petty is a clinical and academic neurologist, working in the field of epilepsy at Alfred Health, St Vincent’s Health and Goulburn Valley Health in Australia. She is also the co-founder of the Center for Biomedical Research Transparency which is based in New York, and runs the Null Hypothesis Initiative, as well as the Biomedical Transparency Summit series – which brings together experts, stakeholders, policy makers and researchers for updates and networking on the state of transparency and related initiatives in biomedical and clinical research.

Read more about the talk and register here.