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
PCORI Draft Methodology Report available for public comment
The Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is seeking public and professional comments on their Draft Methodology Report on standards for patient-centered outcomes research <http://pcori.org/assets/MethodologyReport-Comment.pdf>, released on July 23rd, 2012.
The public comment period in the report runs through 11:59 pm ET on September 14th and comments can be submitted through this tool <http://www.pcori.org/survey/methodology-report/> on the PCORI web site.
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The EQUATOR Network and the German Cochrane Centre are organising their first scientific symposium focusing on how to achieve high standards in publication of health research studies.
The theme of the meeting is "ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting" and it will be held in Freiburg, Germany, 11-12 October 2012.
Douglas AltmanGerd AntesVirginia BarbourAmanda BurlsIain ChalmersAn-Wen ChanLuis Gabriel CuervoErik von ElmPaul GlasziouSteven Goodman
The abstract submission system for the upcoming EQUATOR meeting in Frieberg (October 2012) is open now! Oral and poster abstract are due June 30th, 2012, More info here: http://goo.gl/ixhn3 Continue Reading
ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting
11 - 12October 2012; Freiburg, Germany
We would like to invite you to the scientific symposium and 4thEQUATOR Annual Lecture organised by the EQUATOR Network and the German Cochrane Centre.
The symposium will be of great interest to health research scientists and clinicians, journal editors and peer reviewers, reporting guideline developers, publishers, research funders and other professionals involved in research education, research governance and the publication of medical research.
The focus of … Continue Reading
The CONSORT group is pleased to announce the development of a new extension for reporting quality of life data from clinical trials. Improved reporting of quality of life in clinical trials will enable robust evidence to inform patient choice, aid clinical decision making, and inform health policy.
The extension is a collaboration between the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), the CONSORT Executive, the Midland and COnDuCT Medical Research Council Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (MRC MHTMR), journal editors, policy makers and patient representatives.
A … Continue Reading
You can now follow the CONSORT Group on Twitter! Our username is @CONSORTing. Use the link above to find and follow us or go towww.twitter.com/CONSORTing and we'll keep you up to date with the leading edge of CONSORT and reporting guideline work! CONSORT coming soon to Facebook! Continue Reading
Sign up to submit examples of well reported trials and/or sections of trials to the newly launched CONSORT library! The Library contains examples of good reporting and has been initially populated with examples from the CONSORT 2010 E&E! We're looking more examples of good reporting to put in the library, so please sign up and send your suggestions.
See the editorial in Trials.
Link to the Library submission login page here. Link to the both Library and Example Submission page also available on the CONSORT homepage.
The UK HTA programme has released a guidance and resources for authors. It provides very specific requirements on reporting and refer very clearly to the use of appropriate guidelines, including CONSORT. CONSORT is highlighted as the guideline to use when reporting randomized clinical trials and a CONSORT checklist is required with submission of the final HTA report.
The guidance aims to help authors with the preparation of HTA reports commissioned by the HTA program, which are subsequently published in the journal Health Technology Assessment and available on the … Continue Reading