Closed projects

QUEST criteria - Attributes of robust and innovative research (MERIT) (closed)

The so-called QUEST criteria relate to quality, ethics, open science and translation of biomedical research at BIH. The goal is to map the robustness, reproducibility and confirmability of research projects and hence to best possible stimulate the existing potential for innovation.

Further information


Promoting quality assurance in preclinical research (Q-EBRA) (closed)

Q-EBRA is a six month project synthesizing existing standards for preclinical research with the latest meta-research findings to improve research quality. Based on this synthesis, open educational materials are provided for use in grant review procedures.

Further information


A qualitative study on the basis of expert interviews (closed)

In response to what has been called the “reproducibility crisis”, institutions and granting agencies have begun to implement changes in how biomedical research activity is rewarded and funded. The aim of the present project is to gain a better understanding of how different stakeholders view these ongoing reforms.

Further information

Research on Translation (closed)

The project series Research on Translation aims at analysing the definition of translational research, contributing to a clearer picture of the organization of translational research, and investigating the implementation of translational research within BIH.

Further information