Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
Recently published in the BMJ, this paper calls for all funding institutions and investigators who have conducted abandoned trials to publish or republish their studies within the next year. A minimum set of criteria are outlined regarding responsible publication and republication of abandoned trials and a RIAT audit tool (called RIATOR) based on the CONSORT checklist for reporting randomised trials has been developed to assist in this.
Doshi P, Dickersin K, Healy D, Vedula SS, Jefferson T. Restoring invisible and abandoned trials: a call for people to publish the findings. BMJ. 2013 Jun 13;346:f2865. Link to full-text
The TIDieR reporting guideline helps authors fully report their interventions, so that they can be used by others. However, TIDieR only explicitly covers active interventions, not placebo controls. The developers of the new TIDieR-Placebo extension explain why it is needed Read More