Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
The STRATOS (STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies) initiative has been set up to develop accessible and accurate guidance in the design and analysis of observational studies.
The STRATOS website (http://www.stratos-initiative.org/) has been launched recently. The website provides more details about the group and its plans.
Sauerbrei W., Abrahamowicz M., Altman D. G., Cessie S., Carpenter J., on behalf of the STRATOS initiative (2014), STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies: the STRATOS initiative, Statist. Med., doi: 10.1002/sim.6265
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