Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
The EQUATOR Network provides this space for registering reporting guidelines that are currently under development around the world.
We encourage researchers to register the development of reporting guidelines and extensions here for free and also to keep the register entry up to date by contacting us to update it with the latest progress.
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“A reporting guideline is a checklist, flow diagram, or structured text to guide authors in reporting a specific type of research, developed using explicit methodology”.
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Not an endorsement
Registration of a reporting guideline under development and inclusion on this web page does not imply endorsement by the EQUATOR Network.
The contents of the reporting guidelines under development listed here are their authors’ responsibility, and no liability is accepted for any use of reporting guidelines under development information included in these pages.
Authors should ensure that they have the appropriate authority to develop the reporting guideline being registered and that all of the information submitted to us is accurate to the best of their knowledge.
The EQUATOR Network recommends that authors seek permission from the original development group if they plan to develop an extension or translation of an existing reporting guideline.
Content of this register
This list is not an exhaustive collection of reporting guidelines under development, and we encourage the community to provide us with links to others that are known to be under development.
The EQUATOR Network may include or remove any reporting guideline under development from these pages at any time at its sole discretion.
Please register your planned guideline using this form: Registration form [MS Word].
Please take care to fill in all fields, as incomplete forms may be returned to authors. Feel free to add additional information where applicable.
The EQUATOR Network will summarise the information provided in the registration form for publication on the website. The information on the forms helps us verify if the project is about the development of a reporting guideline (and not a methodological or clinical guideline) and any duplication or overlap with other reporting guidelines under development or already published.
Visit the EQUATOR Network toolkit on how to develop a reporting guideline for essential information and advice.
Reporting guidelines are currently being developed for:
– Clinical trials and CONSORT extensions
– Protocols of clinical trials and SPIRIT extensions
– Observational studies or STROBE extensions and case reports or CARE extensions
– Literature reviews: systematic, scoping and other types of reviews and related papers, PRISMA extensions
– Other or multiple study designs and clinical areas
Page last updated on 1st of December 2022
Some reporting guidelines are also available in languages other than English. Find out more in our Translations section.
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