OPENING of the QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical Research
The Opening Event of the QUEST Center took place in Berlin on November 16/17, 2017.
Photos and videos of the event will be online soon.
Seven outstanding national and international scientists spoke on the Center's themes. A highlight was Dr. David Moher’s (University of Ottawa, Canada) Keynote Lecture 'The quest for better behavior in science'.
The Center for Transforming Biomedical Research of the Berlin Institute of Health was founded in 2017. The acronym QUEST represents its main themes Quality | Ethics | Open Science | Translation.
QUEST strives to maximize the quality, reproducibility, generalizability, and validity of BIH research. Ultimately, QUEST aims to foster a change in the culture of academic biomedicine even beyond the BIH, towards greater scientific rigour, transparency, as well as academic rewards and incentives conducive to sound science.
By conducting meta-research and providing education, tools and services, QUEST addresses topics such as quality assurance in research, bioethics of translation, open science, rewards & incentives, as well as citizen science. QUEST is directed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl, who also heads the Department of Experimental Neurology at the Charité.