University of Split · Project participants

Ana Marušić

Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Founder and long-time editor in chief of the Croatian Medical Journal, and currently Editor of the Journal of Global Health. She served as the President of the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and member of the ICMJE. She is currently the President of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). She has extensively researched authorship issues and was the first to show in randomized experimental trials that the format of contribution disclosure determines the satisfaction of authorship criteria in biomedicine. She also published a number of studies on peer review and research integrity, and was a pioneer in developing education programmes for teaching research in undergraduate medical curricula. She regularly presents her research at Peer Review Congress and World Conference on Research Integrity.

Mario Malički

MD, PhD, is a research fellow at the University of Split School of Medicine. He also holds an MA in Literature and Medicine, and is a member of Cochrane Croatia. Alongside HEIRRI he is currently involved in two projects: 1) PEERE which aims to assess and improve the current state of peer review and 2) ProHealth which aims to define and improve teaching of professionalism in biomedicine. His other interests include publication ethics, psychology of hope and medical education.

Darko Hren

Darko Hren is an assistant professor at University of Split Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He obtained his PhD in psychology at University of Zagreb and currently teaches undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in educational and social psychology and scientific writing. From 2002 until 2009 he was an executive and statistical editor of Croatian Medical Journal and assistant teacher at Zagreb University School of Medicine where he participated in teaching scientific methodology. His specific interest is on use of qualitative and mixed method approaches in studies related to scientific publishing.

Ivan Buljan

Ivan Buljan is a psychologist, currently working for the HEIRRI workpackage 5 in Split, Croatia. He has experience in the area of psychological, biomedical and educational research. He is one of the founding members of a non-governmental organization Cochrane Croatia, and is the member of Cochrane Croatia at the University of Split School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Croatian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.