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EViR Conference September 2020

On top of our usual meeting on the 28-29 of September, the Forum hosted their first conference. It provided the opportunity to open the Forum to a much wider community by opening the conference programme and participation to all members of the organisations. Sessions were spread over two weeks reducing the daily burden to all attendees. 175 individuals joined the conference from 59 organisations and 21 countries.


This conference provided an opportunity for all members of funding organisations to participate and engage with international peers. Topics in the conference covered a wide range of topics.


  • 14-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST
    Stakeholders’ engagement – e.g. co-production, sandpits, PPI and experts engagement…
  • 15-Sept    10:00-11:00 BST   
    NHMRC/HRC Session – Priorities and preparedness: ensuring a strategic and responsive approach during a crisis
  • 16-Sept    10:00-11:00 BST
    Externally initiated session: Good Clinical Trials Collaborative
  • 17-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST
    Rapid poster presentation and discussion
  • 18-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST   
    Externally initiated session:
    Research culture
  • 21-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST
    Novel approaches to decision making – e.g. lottery, automation, co-production
  • 22-Sept    10:00-11:00 BST
    Rapid poster presentation and discussion
  • 23-Sept    10:00-11:00 BST
    Externally initiated session: Centre for Biomedical Research Transparency
  • 24-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST
    Benefits, risks and lessons learned of new ways of working for COVID-19 – e.g. virtual meetings, new ‘rapid response’ processes…
  • 25-Sept    14:00-15:00 BST
    Dissemination and implementation
  • 28-Sept    12:30-14:00 BST
    Plenary session – reflections and summary of the conference
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