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Reporting guidelines under development for systematic reviews

Reporting guidelines under development for systematic reviews, systematic reviews-related papers and PRISMA extensions

(year of development in brackets)

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis – Protocols for Children (PRISMA-PC) (2014)

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis – Reporting for Children (PRISMA-C) (2014)

PRISMA-RR: an extension to PRISMA for rapid reviews (2015)

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of traditional Chinese medicine: the PRISMA-TCM Statement (2016)

PRISMA-Search: guidelines for reporting systematic review literature searches (2016)

Narrative synthesis of quantitative data on effects of interventions (2017)

Preferred Reporting Items for Overviews of Review (PRIOR) (2017)

Update of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement (2017)

Reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of acupuncture: the PRISMA for Acupuncture checklist (2018)

PRISMA-Ethics: an extension to PRISMA for SRs on ethics literature (2018)

 

 

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Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis – Protocols for Children (PRISMA-PC) (registered 6 November 2014)

An official extension of the PRISMA-P Statement defining standard protocol items for systematic review in children is currently under development. A Delphi process to generate possible reporting standards for PRISMA-PC and a consensus meeting have taken place in 2015; the reports are now being prepared.

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Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis – Reporting for Children (PRISMA-C) (registered 6 November 2014)

An official extension of the PRISMA 2009 Statement defining standard reporting items for systematic review in children is currently under development. A Delphi process to generate possible reporting standards for PRISMA-C and a consensus meeting have taken place in 2015; the reports are now being prepared.

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PRISMA-RR: an extension to PRISMA for rapid reviews (registered 4 November 2015)

This reporting guideline will address reporting for rapid reviews, including those with analogous terminology (e.g., rapid evidence synthesis, rapid knowledge synthesis).

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Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of traditional Chinese medicine: the PRISMA-TCM Statement (registered 18 August 2016)

The objective is to develop and implement a guideline for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses in TCM, as a stand-alone extension to the PRISMA. The guideline contains 1) PRISMA for Chinese herb medicine, and 2) PRISMA for moxibustion.

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PRISMA-Search: guidelines for reporting systematic review literature searches (registered 17 February 2016)

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Narrative synthesis of quantitative data on effects of interventions (registered 20 February 2017)

This guideline aims to provide improved guidance on the conduct and reporting for systematic reviews of the effects of interventions where the findings are based on a narrative synthesis of quantitative data.

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Preferred Reporting Items for Overviews of Reviews (PRIOR) (registered 4 January 2017)

This guideline will address reporting of overviews of reviews (overviews). Overviews are increasingly popular knowledge synthesis products that compile data from multiple systematic reviews to provide a single synthesis of relevant evidence for decision-making. We intend to focus the guideline on reporting overviews of healthcare interventions.

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Update of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement (registered 13 December 2017)

An official update of the PRISMA 2009 statement defining standard reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses is currently under development. We will conduct a review of the literature to identify items that could be modified, added, or removed from the PRISMA 2009 checklist. We will then complete a Delphi survey among a panel of journal editors, systematic reviewers, methodologists and end users (e.g. policy makers, guideline developers, patients), to assess the appropriateness of potential items to include in the updated PRISMA checklist. We will also invite the panel to nominate other items for consideration. During an in-person consensus meeting in late 2018, the PRISMA update group will finalize a core set of items to be included in the updated PRISMA checklist. We plan to submit a paper presenting the updated PRISMA checklist, and a revised explanation and elaboration document, to an open-access journal. We will also develop a comprehensive knowledge translation strategy to help journals endorse and implement the guideline.

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Reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of acupuncture: the PRISMA for Acupuncture checklist (registered 1 May 2018)

With the PRISMA statement as a starting point, the PRISMA for Acupuncture checklist is designed for systematic reviews for acupuncture, including systematic reviews 1) to specifically study acupuncture interventions for a particular condition; and 2) to examine a large category of interventions including acupuncture (e.g. non-pharmacological interventions).
This Checklist will focus mainly on details of the acupuncture intervention, and will also consider items relevant to other aspects in acupuncture systematic reviews, such as search sources and study selection.

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PRISMA-Ethics: an extension to PRISMA for SRs on ethics literature (registered in 4 October 2018)

This PRISMA extension will take into account the characteristics of systematic reviews (SRs) on literature about ethically sensitive topics. The methods for search and selection will be very close to those applied in “traditional”, i.e. quantitative SRs, using empirical literature. But as SRs on ethically sensitive topics primarily involve conceptual and qualitative analyses and syntheses, these particularities need to be reflected in an according reporting guideline (a more comprehensive definition of the scope/the type of literature will be given in the upcoming publication). For the extension of PRIMSA, the PRISMA as well as the ENTREQ statement for qualitative research are used as a basis.  The group plans to publish the reporting guideline as an open access paper in the Summer of 2019.

In a constituting session, the executive group agreed on the following steps:

 

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