Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy, and Statistics, Stanford University, USA, presented the 4th EQUATOR Annual Lecture at the close of the symposium ‘ACT now: Accuracy, Completeness, and Transparency in health research reporting’ which was held from 11-12 October 2012 in Freiburg, Germany.
Professor Ioannidis discussed evidence and preliminary data on reproducibility checks in different fields, and offered some suggestions about steps to move forward as well as caveats about potential harms in trying to maximize reproducibility practices.
In a previous post detailing my time with the EQUATOR Network, I spoke about my work on the STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. STROBE is one of the original “core” reporting guidelines which provides guidance...