• CONSORT Web Statistics!

    Sep 28 2010 12:00 PM

    102,430 visitors have visited the CONSORT website in the 6-month period since publication of the CONSORT 2010 Statement on March 25, 2010. That's a 33% increase over the same period last year!

    The top 5 visiting countries were: US (22,166), UK (17,059), Australia (6753), Canada (4804), Brazil (4475). Also of note is that a Brazilian Portuguese translation of the 2010 Statement is currently underway.

    668 visitors were on mobile devices. The top 3 devices used to access the site were Apple's iPhone and iPad and Google's Android devices. Continue Reading

  • CONSORT Translations

    Sep 28 2010 12:00 PM

    Several translations of the CONSORT 2010 statement are underway! We are collaborating with groups to translate the statement, checklist and flow diagram into: Portugese (Brazil and Portugal), German, Turkish, French, Farsi and Japanese. Check back with the translations section of our website to access current and new translations.  Continue Reading

  • EQUATOR Seminar: Reporting Your RCT

    Aug 3 2010 12:00 PM

    Reporting your randomised trial: CONSORT 2010 and other reporting guidelines

    Date: Friday 10 September 2010, 14:00 - 16:30 Location: Oriel College, Oxford, UK  Target audience: Clinical and non-clinical professionals involved in planning, conducting and publishing randomised trials in health research.Registration fee: £30 (places limited to 80 participants, book soon)The seminar will provide an intensive overview of the major scientific and ethical issues relating to the quality of health research reporting with the main focus on reporting … Continue Reading

  • Revised CONSORT Extension for Acupuncture Trials

    Jun 29 2010 12:00 PM

    The revised Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA) guidelines have been published. STRICTA, now an official extension of CONSORT follows the format of the new CONSORT 2010 checklist and CONSORT for non-pharmacological interventions.

    While STRICTA should function as a stand-alone guideline for acupuncture trials, the checklist might also be applicable for reporting a broad range of clinical evaluation designs such as uncontrolled studies and case reports describing acupuncture treatments.

     Access the STRICTA guidelines here. Continue Reading

  • Now Published: CONSORT 2010 Statement

    Mar 24 2010 12:00 PM

    New guidance to improve the reporting of trial findings is published simultaneously today (24 March 2010) by nine leading journals around the world "“ BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMC Medicine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Lancet, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Open Medicine, PLoS Medicine, and Trials.

    Full and transparent reporting of trials is crucial to ensure that decisions about health care are based on the best available evidence. The guidance, known as the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement, was first published in 1996 and revised in 2001. … Continue Reading

  • REFLECT Statement: a New Modification of CONSORT

    Jan 11 2010 12:00 PM

    The CONSORT Statement was recently modified to apply to the conduct of randomized controlled trials in livestock with production, health and food-safety outcomes. After participation in a web-based survey and in a 2-day consensus meeting in 2008, 24 participants comprised of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, food-safety researchers, livestock-production specialists, journal editors, assistant editors and associate editors, arrived at consensus with the production of the REFLECT (Reporting Guidelines for Randomized Control Trials) statement for livestock and food safety.

    The REFLECT … Continue Reading

  • EQUATOR Network at the 2009 Peer Review Congress

    Oct 6 2009 12:00 PM

    The 6th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication was held on September 10th to 12th, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. The EQUATOR Network was active, conducting a pre-conference workshop, hosting the 2nd Annual Lecture, and operating the EQUATOR Network information booth.

    EQUATOR workshop

    On September 9th 2009, the EQUATOR Network conducted a workshop on 'Key guidelines for reporting health research studies' aimed at journal editors. They had an excellent attendance with a number of people asking to join in even on the day of the workshop; this made the room slightly … Continue Reading

  • CONSORT at the 2009 Peer Review Congress

    Oct 6 2009 12:00 PM

    The 6th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication was held on September 10th to 12th, 2009 in Vancouver. As there was a strong presence of reporting issues in the programme, members of the CONSORT Group presented some recent work in plenary and poster sessions.

    On behalf of her colleagues, Sally Hopewell presented on a longitudinal study of PubMed-indexed articles aimed to assess whether quality of reporting of randomized trials has improved following publication of the revised CONSORT Statement in 2001.

    They examined all primary reports of randomized trials … Continue Reading

  • EQUATOR Workshop and 2nd Annual Lecture

    May 12 2009 12:00 PM

    The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is holding a workshop and 2nd Annual Lecture prior to the Sixth Peer Review Congress in Vancouver (10-12 Sept 2009).

    Both EQUATOR events will take place on 9 September 2009 at the main congress venue "“ The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, Canada. 

    These events are independent from the main congress and are open to everyone.

    Workshop: Key guidelines for reporting health research studies

    DATE & TIME:  9 September 2009, 14:00 "“ 17:30 TARGET AUDIENCE:  Editors and peer … Continue Reading

  • EQUATOR Network News Feb 2009

    Feb 24 2009 12:00 PM

    EQUATOR Network at the Peer Review Congress, 9 September 2009, Vancouver

    The Peer Review Congress is undoubtedly going to be one of the most exciting events of this year. The EQUATOR Network hopes to contribute to the main programme by organising two satellite events on the day before the congress starts:Workshop for journal editors and peer reviewers that will provide an intensive overview of major scientific and ethical issues relating to the quality of health research reporting will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday 9 September.In the evening, following the last year success of … Continue Reading