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Guidelines for reporting specific sections of research reports
|Reporting guidance provided for:||Name of guideline website (where available)||References including PMID|
|Literature searches||STARLITE||Booth A. "Brimful of STARLITE": toward standards for reporting literature searches. J Med Libr Assoc 2006; 94(4):421-9, e205.
| Information retrieval processes
|| Niederstadt C, Droste S. Reporting and presenting information retrieval processes: the need for optimizing common practice in health technology assessment. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2010; 26(4):450-7. PMID: 20942989
|Pocock SJ, Travison TG, Wruck LM. Figures in clinical trial reports: current practice & scope for improvement. Trials 2007; 8:36.
|Puhan MA, ter RG, Eichler K, Steurer J, Bachmann LM. More medical journals should inform their contributors about three key principles of graph construction. J Clin Epidemiol 2006 Oct;59(10):1017-22.
| Selection and presentation / reporting of images
|| Siontis GC, Patsopoulos NA, Vlahos AP, Ioannidis JP. Selection and presentation of imaging figures in the medical literature. PLoS One 2010; 5(5):e10888. PMID: 20526360
|Documenting clinical and laboratory images
||Lang TA, Talerico C, Siontis GCM. Documenting Clinical and Laboratory Images in Publications: The CLIP Principles. Chest 2012; 141(6):1626-1632. PMID: 22670027
Link to abstract
|Discussion||Docherty M, Smith R. The case for structuring the discussion of scientific papers. BMJ 1999; 318(7193):1224-1225.
|Narrative sections of study reports||Schriger DL. Suggestions for improving the reporting of clinical research: the role of narrative. Ann Emerg Med 2005; 45(4):437-443.
|Research recommendations||Brown P, Brunnhuber K, Chalkidou K, Chalmers I, Clarke M, Fenton M, Forbes C, Glanville J, Hicks NJ, Moody J, Twaddle S, Timimi H, Young P. How to formulate research recommendations. BMJ 2006; 333(7572): 804-806.
Acknowledgement of funders (UK)
|Research Information Network. Acknowledgement of Funders in Scholarly Journal Articles. Guidance for UK Research Funders, Authors and Publishers. RIN 2008.
Conflict of interest
ICMJE: Uniform Format for Disclosure of Competing Interests in ICMJE Journals. Updated July 2010
WAME Conflict of Interest Policy
Rothman DJ, McDonald WJ, Berkowitz CD, Chimonas SC, DeAngelis CD, Hale RW, et al. Professional medical associations and their relationships with industry: a proposal for controlling conflict of interest. JAMA 2009;301(13):1367-72.
Paula A Rochon, John Hoey, An-Wen Chan, Lorraine E Ferris, Joel Lexchin, Sunila R Kalkar, Melanie Sekeres, Wei Wu, Marleen Van Laethem, Andrea Gruneir, M James Maskalyk, David L Streiner, Jennifer Gold, Nathan Taback, David Moher. Financial Conflicts of Interest Checklist 2010 for Clinical Research Studies. Open Medicine, North America, 4, mar. 2010. Available at: http://www.openmedicine.ca/article/view/356. Date accessed: 24 Mar. 2010.
| RCT journal and conference abstracts
||CONSORT for Abstracts||
Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF and the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomised trials in journal and conference abstracts. Lancet 2008: 371 (9609); 281-3. PMID: 18221781
Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF and the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomized controlled trials in journal and conference abstracts: explanation and elaboration. PLoS Med 2008; 5(1): e20. PMID: 18215107
| Conference abstracts for observational studies
|| STROBE checklist for conference abstracts
||First draft of the STROBE checklist of items to be included when reporting observational studies in conference abstracts.
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