Johannes Kristian Iuel Berg graduated as a medical bachelor in 2018 from the University of Southern Denmark and has previously worked as a research assistant for the Copenhagen general population study. He is a medical master’s student from the University of Southern Denmark, who is currently taking a year away from his studies to partake in a research project co-affiliated with the Parker Institute, and The Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark. Meta-research is the study of research itself: its methods, reporting, reproducibility, evaluation, and incentives.
Meta-research uses an interdisciplinary approach to study, promote, and defend robust science. During 2021 Johannes will partake in the conducting of an exploratory meta-epidemiological study that aims to investigate harms and contextual factors that might effect modify the outcome of a trial reporting results from patients with inflammatory arthritis who were treated with biologic and/or targeted synthetic Disease-modifying anti-rheumatologic drugs (bDMARDS/tsDMARDS repectively).
Johannes will be working from premises coming from OMERACT and CONSORT Harms. In 2012, ‘contextual factors’ was introduced for the first time in the OMERACT process, but identifying, understanding and approaching contextual factors proved difficult. If successful we hope to shed light on the importance of the interpretation and reporting of harms in future randomised trials supporting the CONSORT reporting framework.