Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

EASE General Assembly and Conference, Split 2014 – Reporting guidelines session



Substantial evidence continues to demonstrate widespread, serious deficiencies in research publications. Journal editors have power to considerably improve the reporting quality of research papers they publish.

This session will summarise major deficiencies in health research publications, give an overview of available reporting guidelines to aid the completeness and transparency of research papers, and discuss practical aspects of implementation of these guidelines in journals.


“Reporting guidelines: a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal” 


Prof Doug Altman, Director, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK and Chair of the EQUATOR Network Steering Group
Dr Jason Roberts, Managing editor, Headache: the journal of head and face pain, US
Dr Iveta Simera, Head of Programme Development, EQUATOR Network, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, UK


Programme and slides:

Wellcome, introducing the session (Iveta Simera)
Deficiencies limiting reliability and usability of published research papers (PDF) (Doug Altman)
Making sense of reporting guidelines (PDF) (Iveta Simera)
Towards the successful implementation of reporting guidelines at biomedical journals (PDF) (Jason Roberts)


Talk abstracts (PDF)
EASE 2014 Conference website


Listen to the plenary talk by Prof Doug Altman.


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