About the VHIR
Here at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) we promote biomedical research, innovation and teaching. Over 1,800 people are seeking to understand diseases today so the treatment can be improved tomorrow.
We are working to understand diseases, to find out how they operate and to create better treatments for patients. Get to know about our groups and their lines of research.
People are the centre of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). This is why we are bound by the principles of freedom of research, gender equality and professional attitudes that HRS4R promotes.
Our work is not just basic or translational; we are leaders in clinical research. Enter and find about the clinical trials we are conducting and why we are a world reference in this field.
Our aim is to make the research carried out at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) a driving force for transformation. How? By identifying new channels and solutions for the promotion of people's health and well-being.
We offer specialist support for researchers, internal and external alike, ranging from specific services to preparing complete projects. All this, from a perspective of quality and speed of response.
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Victoria Fornés Ferrer, Vicerectorat de Recerca i Innovació - Universitat Miguel Hernández. Elche
Plan and design is the first step for an experiment with animals to obtain conclusive results. There are a series of aspects that must be tought thoroughly and determined long before requesting the project evaluation: How will I measure the efficacy of the drug? Along what units do I move? What type of variable is it? Is there variability in the response? What is my experimental unit? How many groups do I need to test my hypotheses? Should I include both sexes? How many animals do I need?
We must ask and answer all these questions to determine the design of the experiment and also the number of animals necessary to obtain conclusive results. Both the PREPARE and ARRIVE guidelines focus on each of these points, and with that, ensuring that the methodology is as rigorous and transparent as possible, guarantees the reproducibility of methods and results.
The objective of this talk is to demonstrate the importance and necessity of evaluating all factors that influence the experimental design and sample size, to finally convey this responsability to the research staff, and with it improve the scientific reproducibility of their projects.
Host: Marielle Esteves Coelho, DVM, Cap ESU – Experimental Surgery Unit -Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca
Online connection: https://gencat.zoom.us/j/94555947283