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  • In Memoriam

    Jul 26 2013 1:00 PM
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    Dr. Vincent Kokich, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO), and strong supporter CONSORT and PRISMA passed away Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 unexpectedly.

    His efforts to promote active implementation of CONSORT at AJODO were remarkable. A video instructing authors that completion of CONSORT is a requirement of submission of RCTs can be viewed here. 

    The journal implemented an intensive CONSORT adherence strategy for submitted trials in 2011. An overview of the process and details of reporting improvements of trials published in AJODO … Continue Reading

  • Peer Review Congress in Chicago in September 2013

    May 16 2013 12:00 PM
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    The EQUATOR Network will organise two events at the upcoming Peer Review Congress in Chicago in September 2013. Please check our website for more details. EQUATOR Workshop: Title: Reporting guidelines: a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal Date: Saturday 7 September 2013, 9.30 "“ 12.30 Venue: Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue) Target audience: Editors and peer reviewers of medical research journals Presenters include: Prof Doug Altman, Dr David Moher, Dr Jason Roberts, … Continue Reading

  • CONSORT PRO Extension

    Mar 19 2013 1:00 PM
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    A new official extension and elaboration of the CONSORT Statement for trials assessing patient-reported outcomes (CONSORT-PRO) was published Feb 27th, 2013 in JAMA and will be available and can be accessed on the CONSORT website.

    Read the abstract for the CONSORT PRO Extension below: 

    "The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement aims to improve the reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs); however, it lacks guidance on the reporting of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), which are often inadequately reported in trials, thus limiting … Continue Reading

  • EQUATOR Webinar

    Feb 4 2013 12:00 PM
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    Online webinar series on good reporting of health research studies

    Sponsored by the EQUATOR Network and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) under their agreement of collaboration to improve research for health reporting in the Americas through the use of guidelines that promote greater accuracy and transparency

    Title:  "Transparent reporting of health research is essential"

     

    Target audience:  Health research scientists, clinicians, editors, peer reviewers, and all professionals involved in conducting, supporting or … Continue Reading

  • SPIRIT 2013 Now Published!

    Jan 10 2013 12:00 PM
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    The SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items for Reporting in Trials) Statement and Elaboration document are now published and freely available through the links below. The SPIRIT initiative was developed to help improve the completeness and quality of trial protocols, developed using systematic, transparent methodology and broad consultation with 115 experts representing diverse stakeholders involved in the design, funding, conduct, review, and publication of trial protocols.

     SPIRIT also has its own dedicated website: www.spirit-statement.org

    SPIRIT Statement: http://annals.org/ … Continue Reading

  • CONSORT Review- Summary Available!

    Jan 10 2013 12:00 PM
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    View the provisional publication of a summary of the Cochrane systematic review evaluating the impact of CONSORT endorsement in Systematic Reviews: http://www.systematicreviewsjournal.com/content/1/1/60/abstract Continue Reading

  • Systematic Review Evaluating Impact of CONSORT Published!

    Nov 14 2012 12:00 PM
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    A systematic review synthesizing evidence from studies evaluating the impact of the 1996 and 2001 CONSORT checklists on the completeness of reporting in published trials was published in the Cochrane Library, available here.

    The main comparisons of the review demonstrate that trials published in journals that endorse CONSORT are significantly more completely reported for several key CONSORT items than those published in non-endorsing journals or prior to endorsement in a given journal.

    An open-access executive summary of the review is anticipated to be published in Systematic … Continue Reading

  • Cluster Trials Update

    Sep 13 2012 12:00 PM
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    The CONSORT extension for cluster trials was recently updated and published to be in-line with the CONSORT 2010 checklist. Continue Reading