Doug Altman, 12 July 1948 – 3 June 2018
Doug Altman, founder of the EQUATOR Network and Centre for Statistics in Medicine and driving force behind CONSORT, passed away on Sunday 3 June 2018. He leaves behind an incredible legacy to the world of medical research and statistics and will be deeply missed. Doug, thank you for sharing your brilliance, inspiration, and kindness with us all.
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
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
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
Listen to some of our colleagues talk about publication bias on a national news radio program this morning: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/popupaudio.htmlclipIds=2325268537 Continue Reading
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
The CONSORT Extension for Non-inferiority and Non-Equivalence Trials has been updated and is now published in JAMA: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1487502 Continue Reading
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
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
The CONSORT extension for cluster trials was recently updated and published to be in-line with the CONSORT 2010 checklist. Continue Reading