David Moher and Philippe Ravaud conceived the idea of an international best practice journal research network.

Moher D, Ravaud P. Increasing the evidence base in journalology: creating an international best practice journal research network. BMC Med. 2016 Oct 10;14(1):154. PubMed PMID: 27719671

David Moher

[Centre for Journalology, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa]

He directs a Centre for Journalology [publication science] that promotes better completeness and transparency of published biomedical research in multiple ways such as training editors and peer reviewers, generating evidence to inform best practice in journals, reporting guidelines.

Philippe Ravaud

[METHODS Team, Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité, Research Center INSERM UMR 1153, Paris Descartes University, France]

He directs a centre of epidemiology and has been greatly involved in various research activities, including the evaluation of non-pharmacological treatments, the development and validation of endpoints, meta-analyses and network meta-analyses, and the interpretation and communication of research results.