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Make it Public annual conference

Last updated on 11 Oct 2021

Our conference is a chance to hear how our Make it Public strategy is helping to make transparency in research easy, and about the impact it is having on health and social care studies.

With partners and research participants, we’ll explore why transparency is everyone’s business, and how we can continue to drive progress to make sure that trusted data about health and social care studies is always shared for the benefit of all.

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The goal of the conference is to encourage and share best practice in research transparency. There will be sessions focusing on the Make it Public strategy and looking at research transparency in action. Attendees will hear from a wide range of partners and public participants for an engaging discussion on the impact of transparent research on patients, communities and the way we work and live more broadly.


If you would like to attend the event, please register here. The event takes place online, and it is free to attend

The full agenda is below.

Day one - Wednesday 3 November 2021

1.00pm - 1.10pm - Welcome

Dr Matt Westmore, Health Research Authority

1.15pm - 1.45pm - Keynote: Let’s talk about it

Keeping participants informed and why it’s so important

Jo Taylor, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Hosted by Dr Matt Westmore, Health Research Authority

1.50pm - 2.20pm - Making transparency easy and the norm

An update on the Make it Public strategy

Dr Naho Yamazaki, Health Research Authority

Hosted by Prof Andrew George, Health Research Authority
(repeated on day two, please choose which session you attend)

2.20pm - 2.30pm - Break

2.30pm- 3.00pm - Save invisibility for superheroes, research should be seen

Registering studies and encouraging transparency

Claire Veryard, ISRCTN

Hosted by Becky Purvis, Health Research Authority

3.05pm - 3.45pm - Panel: The how, why and what of communicating with participants

  • Katie Gillies, University of Aberdeen
  • Amelia Hursey, Parkinson’s UK
  • Lynn Laidlaw, Public Contributor
  • Annabelle South, University College London

Hosted by Reshma Raycoba, Health and Care Research Wales

3.50pm - 4.00pm - Close

Derek Stewart OBE, Public Contributor and Co-Chair Make it Public Campaign Group

Day two - Thursday 4 November

1.15pm - 1.25pm - Welcome

Derek Stewart OBE, Public Contributor and Co-Chair Make it Public Campaign Group

1.30pm - 2.00pm - Keynote: Leading the way

How transparency makes the UK a great place for health and social care research

Prof Lucy Chappell, Department of Health and Social Care

Hosted by Juliet Tizzard, Health Research Authority

2.00pm - 2.10pm - Break

2.15pm - 2.40pm - Research transparency in a post EU-exit landscape

Embedding transparency in new clinical trials regulations

Dr Martin O’Kane, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Hosted by Dr Janet Messer, Health Research Authority

2.40pm - 3.05pm - Making transparency easy and the norm

An update on the Make it Public strategy

Dr Naho Yamazaki, Health Research Authority

Hosted by Prof Andrew George, Health Research Authority
(repeated from day one, please choose which session you attend)

3.10pm - 3.50pm - Panel: Tell it all!

Why publishing results is crucial, whatever the story

  • Robert Kiley, cOAlition S
  • Della Dolapo Ogunleye, Patient Contributor
  • Valerie Philippon, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Phil Quinlan, University of Nottingham

Hosted by Dr Inesa Thomsen, Department of Health and Social Care

3.50pm - 4.00pm - Close

Dr Matt Westmore, Health Research Authority

Find out more

Our vision is that trusted information from health and social care research studies is publicly available for the benefit of all. Find out more about openness and transparency in research.

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