Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research

Links to other resources


Initiatives to improve research design, conduct, and reporting

Research methodology and statistics

Blogs, online discussions, collections on reporting

  • BiomedCentral Blog – Open Data
  • BMJ Research Methods & Reporting – Collection of published papers
  • PLoS Medicine Blog on Reporting
  • PLoS Medicine Guidelines and Guidance – Collection of published papers

Editorial organisations and guidelines

Professional organisations and associations

Copyright information

Research integrity and ethics

Other useful links

  • The Publication Plan – a central online news resource for professionals involved in the development of medical publications
  • Cochrane
  • Instructions to Authors – a repository of instructions to authors from 6000 journals in the health and life sciences  (Mulford Library, University of Toledo )
  • James Lind Library – helping to understand fair tests of treatments in health care
  • Testing Treatments – an interactive website based on a book Testing Treatments explaining how treatments should be evaluated
  • MORE – McMaster Online Rating of Evidence

The EQUATOR Network supports the following initiatives:

AllTrials logo COMET Initiative logo HIFA.org logo IDEAL Collaboration logo REWARD Alliance logo


Some reporting guidelines are also available in languages other than English. Find out more in our Translations section.

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