“Reducing research waste in (Health Related) Quality of Life research”


The Editors of Quality of Life Research are planning a special issue to illuminate current and innovative state-of-the-art thinking, evidence, and methodological and clinical approaches to reducing research waste in (health related) quality of life (HRQL) research.

Whilst the problems of poor research quality and research waste are being studied by the new field of meta-research or “research on research”, the specific consequences for HRQL/PRO research remain relatively underexplored. Much of this HRQL/PRO waste can be avoided or remedied.

The editors are interested in receiving submissions that focus on reducing HRQL/PRO research waste and optimize HRQL/PRO data. They are seeking innovative theoretical approaches, applications, and research exploring this issue.

Letters of intent are due 28 February 2021.

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The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.