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|Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
|Citation of bioresources in journal articles
CoBRA checklist (PDF)
|Full bibliographic reference||Bravo E, Calzolari A, De Castro P, Mabile L, Napolitani F, Rossi AM, Cambon-Thomsen A. Developing a guideline to standardize the citation of bioresources in journal articles (CoBRA). BMC Med. 2015;13:33.|
|Reporting guideline acronym||CoBRA|
|Study design||Experimental studies, Observational studies|
|Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report?||Biospecimen/bioresource information|
|Other||A guideline for reporting biospecimen information more generally is available at: http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/brisq/
|Additional information||Read the BRIF meeting report from a workshop with journal editors held in Rome in 2013: meeting report (PDF)
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The following papers have also been published by the BRIF researchers:
The BRIF initiative: Laurence Mabile, Raymond Dalgleish, Gudmundur A Thorisson, Mylène Deschênes, Robert Hewitt, Jane Carpenter, Elena Bravo, Mirella Filocamo, Pierre Antoine Gourraud, Jennifer R Harris, Paul Hofman, Francine Kauffmann, Maria Angeles Muñoz-Fernàndez, Markus Pasterk, Anne Cambon-Thomsen and BRIF working group. Quantifying the use of bioresources for promoting their sharing in scientific research. GigaScience. 2013;2:7. http://www.gigasciencejournal.com/content/2/1/7
Elena Bravo, Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Paola De Castro, Laurence Mabile, Federica Napolitani, Mariarosaria Napolitano, Anna Maria Rossi. Citation of bioresources in journal articles: moving towards standards. European Science Editing. 2013;39(2):36-38. http://www.ease.org.uk/sites/default/files/essay_bioresources.pdf
|Record last updated on||September 25, 2015|
|Diagnostic / prognostic studies||STARD||TRIPOD|
|Quality improvement studies||SQUIRE|
|Animal pre-clinical studies||ARRIVE|
|Clinical practice guidelines||AGREE||RIGHT|
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