Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

New resources added


The following new resources have been added to the EQUATOR website:

Reporting guidelines

Lang TA, Talerico C, Siontis GCM. Documenting Clinical and Laboratory Images in Publications: The CLIP Principles. Chest. 2012;141(6):1626-1632. Link to abstract

Altman DG, McShane LM, Sauerbrei W, Taube SE. Reporting recommendations for tumor marker prognostic studies (REMARK): explanation and elaboration.
BMC Med. 2012;10:51. PMID: 22642691
PLoS Med 9(5): e1001216. Link to full-text

Harrington NG, Noar SM. Reporting standards for studies of tailored interventions. Health Educ Res. 2012;27(2):331-42. PMID: 22156230

Research ethics, publication ethics and good practice guidelines and resources

Standards and Operational Guidance for Ethics Review of Health-Related Research with Human Participants (PDF), WHO 2011

Guidance on scientific writing

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Manuscript Preparation and Submission

EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to Be Published in English, EASE 2011


Foster RL. Reporting guidelines: CONSORT, PRISMA, and SQUIRE. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Jan;17(1):1-2. PMID: 22188266

Oberg AL, Poland GA. The process of continuous journal improvement: new author guidelines for statistical and analytical reporting in VACCINE. Vaccine. 2012;30(19):2915-7. PMID: 22482869


Research funders’ guidance on reporting requirements

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme: Resources for Authors

Medical Research Council (MRC)
Good Research Practice (updated 2005)

Developing and evaluating complex interventions: new guidance (2008)

Ethics and research guidance
Craig P, Cooper C, Gunnell D, Haw S, Lawson K, Macintyre S, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, Reeves B, Sutton M, Thompson S. Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions: new Medical Research Council guidance. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22577181

General Medical Council (GMC)
Good practice in research and consent to research (PDF)


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