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Reporting guidelines under development

The following guidelines are currently being developed:


Please email us  to register the development of your guideline to prevent duplication of effort.


PRISMA-P: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-analysis Protocols

PRISMA-P aims to provide guidance to those developing protocols for systematic reviews, positioned to be used by reviewers prior to carrying out a systematic review. Development of a systematic review protocol will facilitate protocol registration and publication if desired. The PRISMA-P Statement and Elaboration were submitted for publication in the Summer of 2014.

PRISMA Harms: improving harms reporting in systematic reviews

PRISMA Harms will extend the PRISMA Statement to improve harms reporting in systematic reviews and to encourage a more balanced assessment of the benefits and harms of interventions.

  • Read the project summary (January 2014)
  • Contact: Dr Sunita Vohra (svohra@ualberta.ca), Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Canada.

Guidelines for reporting the impact of patient and public involvement in research: Strengthening the evidence base of patient and public involvement

Guidelines for the reporting of prognostic (risk prediction) models (TRIPOD)

REporting Manualised INterventions for Dissemination and Evaluation (REMINDE) Statement

CONSORT Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions: CONSORT-SPI

An official extension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement for reporting randomised controlled trials of social and psychological interventions is currently under development. A Delphi process to generate possible reporting standards for the guideline will take place in Fall 2013. Interested stakeholders should contact the project team to get involved in the development and dissemination of the guideline.

CENT: CONSORT Extension for N-of-1 Trials

An official extension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement is underway for reporting N-of-1 trials. This guidance provides a set of essential items to include when preparing reports of prospectively planned, multiple crossover single patient trials, which may or may not be randomized. The CENT guidelines were submitted for publication in the Summer of 2014.

The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD) statement

To develop reporting guidelines for observational studies using health data routinely collected for non-research purposes as an extension of the STROBE statement.

STROBE checklist for conference abstracts

The STROBE Group have recently developed a checklist for conference abstracts. The draft STROBE checklist for abstracts is currently being piloted at the ECCMID conference.

CIRCLe SMT project (Consensus on Interventions Reporting Criteria List Spinal Manipulative Therapy)

STROBE-RDS (Reporting guidelines for Respondent Driven Sampling studies)

To develop guidelines for the reporting of Respondent Driven Sampling studies. Adapted from the STROBE guidelines for cross-sectional studies.

  • Download version one of the draft checklist (Mar 2012)
  • Provide feedback and/or register interest in attending the consensus-building reporting guidelines setting meeting by contacting Dr Richard White (Richard.White@lshtm.ac.uk) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Guideline for reporting evidence based practice educational interventions and teaching (GREET) statement

Guidelines for the Reporting of Neuro-Epidemiological Studies

This project aims to produce a set of quality criteria and comparable reporting guidance specifically for common neurological disorders.

Developing Standards for Reporting Phase IV Implementation studies (StaRI)

Development of a guideline to improve the quality of reporting of Phase IV implementation studies, specifically those with a comparator group.

Guidelines for standardising bioresources citations in journal articles

Bioresources (biological collections, biobanks and biological databases in particular) are increasingly important in research and need to be recognised and their use traced. Their citation in publications is a major way to achieve this but standardisation is required. The ongoing international BRIF (Bioresource research impact factor) initiative aims to find solutions to help address these issues. The BRIF subgroup’s (Members: A. Cambon Thomsen; E. Bravo; P. De Castro; A. Calzolari; L. Mabile; F. Napolitano; A.M. Rossi) workshop with journal editors held in June 2013 at the Istituto superiore di sanità in Rome, led to the first practical and realistic proposals for harmonising bioresources citations in journal articles.

eMERGE – Meta-Ethnography Reporting GuidElines

Development of new guidelines for the reporting of meta-ethnography qualitative evidence syntheses.

STROBE-Nut: a STROBE extension for Nutrition Epidemiology

Development of a checklist that can be used to report nutrition epidemiology.

Preferred Reporting Of CasE SerieS (PROCESS) checklist

Case series make up a large portion of the medical literature. This project aims to develop a checklist and guidance document for authors to improve the quality of reporting case series. The literature search is currently ongoing.

Reporting Items for Guidelines in Health Systems (Right)

Development of essential reporting items for practice guidelines in health systems to ensure the comprehensive and transparent reporting of such guidelines.

Development of a reporting guideline for pilot and feasibility studies

Aim: To develop a reporting guideline for pilot and feasibility studies in preparation for a randomized controlled trial; as an extension to the CONSORT Statement.

Reporting Guidelines for IDEAL Prospective Development and Prospective Exploration Studies

The IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment and Long term follow up) framework (1) allows for the phased and sequential development of a new surgical innovation, optimizing patient safety as the evidence-base builds in a controlled and purposeful manner.

These guidelines aim to improve the completeness of reports and protocols for IDEAL Prospective Development Studies (PDS – phase 2a) and Prospective Exploration Studies (PES – phase 2b).

1. McCulloch P, Altman DG, Campbell WB, et al, for the Balliol Collaboration. No surgical innovation without evaluation: the IDEAL recommendations. Lancet 2009; 374: 1105–12.

Developing reporting guidelines for single-case experimental designs: the SCRIBE project

  • Read the SCRIBE project abstract
  • Contact: Dr Robyn Tate (rtate@med.usyd.edu.au), Professorial Research Fellow, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia

Checklist for assessing the reporting of the updating methodology in updated guidelines

This project aims to develop a checklist to establish what information and how it should be presented in updated guidelines.

Checklist for the conduct and reporting of micro-costing studies in health care

Consort extension to stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

To develop an extension to the reporting guideline for parallel cluster trials to produce recommended reporting guidelines for stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trials.

CONSORT-equity: Improving the relevance of randomized controlled trials for equity-oriented decisions

An official extension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement for reporting equity focused randomised controlled trials is currently under development.

ClinPK: Guidelines for the transparent reporting of Clinical Pharmacokinetic Studies

The ClinPK guideline is an expert consensus-based guidance document and a checklist for reporting clinical pharmacokinetic studies. It is anticipated to be submitted for publication in the Summer of 2014.

Development of a reporting guideline for reporting studies on time to diagnosis

Consensus on Exercise Reporting Template (CERT)

  • Authors/Steering Committee: Dr Susan Slade, Professor Rachelle Buchbinde, Professor Martin Underwoood, Professor Clermont Dionne.
  • Contact: Dr Susan Slade, susan.slade@monash.edu.au


When guideline development is completed and the guideline is published we will remove it from this list and include it in our database of reporting guidelines.

Please let us know about relevant projects; it will avoid duplication of the process and might also help you to find new collaborators.


Page last updated on: 17 September 2014



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