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Previous articles introduced resources for practising1 and teaching2 evidence-based medicine (EBM) and healthcare (EBHC). In an in-person workshop at the 2022 EBM live conference in Oxford, participants were invited to consider resources on bias in health research, contribute to a database of such studies and disseminate their learning. This paper shares insights from the workshop.
Resource selection process
The resource selection process is outlined in figure 1. Briefly, participants (n=25), in small groups, were given time to list and discuss resources they deemed useful for understanding bias in health research. Each resource was accompanied by its details and reasons for inclusion. The groups then selected their top three resources and finally, their top resource for this manuscript. Little information was provided before the workshop as to its nature so as to deliberately ensure the challenge of participants having to recall, find and discuss relevant articles, texts and examples. A real-time Google spreadsheet served as a database of resources. Due to time constraints, most groups could not provide a synopsis of their resources during the workshop; hence, it was done later.
While acknowledging the potential for exclusion of relevant articles, the consensus was that if, out of a group of 25 or so EBHC enthusiasts, a specific resource from one of the authors in the workshop was not mentioned then it …
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Contributors DN conceived the idea for the manuscript and led the development and write up. DN, KBashir, KBilimoria, JB, FC, RD, MBD, GGC, MMG, AH, MSH, SK, KKK, AL-J, YL, NM, RTDM, RLM, CS, VS, JS and UNY contributed to the selection of included papers, manuscript write up and agreed upon the final submitted version of the manuscript. DN acts as guarantor.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Disclaimer The views expressed in this article represent the views of the authors and not necessarily those of their host institutions or any organisations they may be affiliated with or have received funding from.
Competing interests DN has received expenses and fees for his media work. He holds grant funding from the NIHR School of Primary Care Research and the Royal College of General Practitioners. On occasion, he receives expenses for teaching EBM. He is an associate editor at the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine journal. None to declare: KBashir, FC, MBD, KBilimoria, JB, GGC, RD, MMG, AH, MSH, AL-J, KKK, SK, RLM, RTDM and VS.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.