Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
EQUATOR’s own Doug Altman in an editorial for the journal Trials highlights the continuing problem that many trial reports don’t contain enough information about the methods to allow others to replicate the study, and the results are not given in enough detail to be included in a systematic review and meta-analysis. These articles are not fit for purpose and waste the time and resources spent in conducting the research.
Read his article in Trials
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