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David Moher, PhD
613-737-8899 x79424

Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, Centre for Practice Changing Research Building
501 Smyth Road, PO BOX 201B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6


Jeremy Grimshaw and David Moher ranked among world’s top researchers
March 8, 2019 - Drs. Jeremy Grimshaw and David Moher have once again been ranked among the world’s top scientists. According to Clarivate Analytics, they are both among the most highly cited scientists in the world in the field of Social Sciences, with tens of ...
Trio of BMJ papers to impact how clinical research is performed
January 9, 2019 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa played important roles in three papers recently published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) that are expected to impact how clinical research is conducted around the world. The ...
Top Research Papers from The Ottawa Hospital 2015-2017
June 7, 2018 - Did you know that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital publish an average of four new scientific papers every single day? Our research is advancing science and improving health on a massive scale – both at home and around the world. The list below ...
Is that diagnostic test accurate? Made-in-Ottawa guideline expected to change research around the world
March 7, 2018 - In a world of constantly conflicting medical studies, systematic reviews have become an essential tool for health-care decision making. In 2009, Dr. David Moher and his colleagues created the original PRISMA guidelines to help make these ...
Finding better ways to bring health research to life: World-leading Centre for Implementation Research opens at The Ottawa Hospital
January 18, 2018 - Researchers regularly make discoveries that have the potential to improve patient care and quality of life. However, getting those findings adopted by health-care systems can be a challenge. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are already world l
Three Ottawa researchers among “world’s most influential scientific minds”
December 13, 2017 - Drs. Mark Freedman, Jeremy Grimshaw and David Moher were recently ranked among the world’s top 3,300 “most influential scientific minds”. This puts them in the top 0.05 percent of the estimated 7.8 million full-time researchers worldwide. The list,
Predatory journals: researchers propose solutions to stop the “corruption of science”
December 4, 2017 - The team of researchers behind a landmark study on predatory journals has now outlined the first concrete steps that stakeholders can take to combat the growing influence of these journals. Their pioneering work is published in Nature Human Behavior.
Predatory journals a global problem: Investigation in Nature reveals high income countries not immune
September 6, 2017 - A massive investigation published in Nature shows that contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or upper middle income countries, with many coming from prestigious institut
Making research results available to improve health: The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa take the lead
September 6, 2017 - “Participating in research requires a lot of time and trust,” said Becky Hollingsworth, who participated in an asthma research study at The Ottawa Hospital. “It is good to see that researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are doing everything they can to
The Ottawa Hospital and uOttawa to play lead role in global research ethics collaboration
July 24, 2017 - The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa are pleased to be among four institutions from around the world selected as pilot members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE promotes ethical standards for publishing research ...
Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer review
July 20, 2017 - Academic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to "trust, but verify" that outcomes are not being reported in a biased way and enable other researchers to reproduce the results. To implement these reporting p
Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
May 25, 2017 - Ottawa researchers closer to finding out, thanks to $1.5 million from the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO and the University of Ottawa are bringing discoveries made in the lab closer to huma
The Ottawa Hospital awarded 18 research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $10.7 million
May 19, 2017 - Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a suc
How can you avoid a “predatory” journal? New research provides guidance
March 16, 2017 - It is not uncommon for a researcher to receive dozens of emails from “predatory” journals each week. These emails offer to publish academic research in an open access journal, often with rapid peer-review at a discount. But in many cases, they publis
Ottawa researchers develop rapid review process to help WHO respond to global threats
December 22, 2016 - Ms. Chantelle Garritty and collaborators in the Knowledge Synthesis Group have developed a process to help the World Health Organization (WHO) quickly create guidelines during global emergencies. During an outbreak of a new disease, WHO needs to a
Researchers to identify most promising stroke therapies for clinical trials
November 16, 2016 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada, and is usually caused by a blood clot in the brain. Currently the only approved drug therapy is a protein called plasminogen activator (tPA), which dissolves the clot. However, researchers hav
Maternal and child health research gets $9.8-million boost
August 19, 2016 - The Ottawa Hospital ranks well above national average in most recent competition from Canadian Institutes of Health Research If folic acid prevents birth defects during the first trimester, should it be taken throughout pregnancy? Dr. Mark ...
Ottawa research informs international Ebola guideline
June 14, 2016 - Should clinicians wear double gloves or single gloves when caring for Ebola patients? What about full gowns versus coveralls? After Ebola broke out in West Africa in late 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked Dr. David Moher and his tea
Canadian-led guideline improves health research around the world, but more work required
May 24, 2016 - A decade after cataloguing the abysmal state of systematic reviews of health research and creating the PRISMA guideline to improve things, Dr. David Moher and his colleagues have found that things have improved but more work is required. “Syst
Drs. Grimshaw and Moher among “world’s most influential scientific minds”
February 17, 2016 - Drs. Jeremy Grimshaw and David Moher recently made a list of the world’s top 3,000 researchers. This puts them in the top 0.03 percent, as it is estimated that there are more than 9 million researchers worldwide. The list of the “world’s most influ
Ottawa researchers to receive up to $775,000 to help develop disease prevention guidelines
January 6, 2016 - What is the best way to screen for breast cancer? Hypertension? Diabetes? These are just a few of the tricky questions tackled by the influential Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Drs. David Moher and Julian Little and their team ...
Applauding our Leading Researchers and Their Accomplishments at The Ottawa Hospital Gala
November 21, 2015 - Ottawa’s glitterati, including community and businesses leaders, joined local researchers in honouring their peers at The Ottawa Hospital Gala presented by Nordion. In particular, three researchers were feted for their groundbreaking work and innovat
Study investigates progress in increasing value in biomedical research
October 14, 2015 - Biomedical research is essential for improving health, but evidence suggests that we are not deriving maximum benefit from the research that’s being done. This can be because of poor research questions, poor study design and poor (or no) reporting of
Are predatory journals filling up your inbox? New research explores the problem
August 19, 2015 - Are those electronic invitations filling your inbox from so-called credible medical journals worth a second glance? Authors often feel pressure to publish, but competition can be stiff and determining where to submit time-consuming. Dr. David Moher
New research reporting guideline helps compare multiple treatments
July 29, 2015 - How do the dozens of available hypertension drugs stack up against each other? What about anti-depressants? And anti-bleeding drugs? These are just a few of the important questions that Dr. Brian Hutton and his colleagues are answering through netw