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Reporting guidelines under development

The EQUATOR Network encourages registration of all reporting guidelines and extensions under development to raise awareness and help to prevent duplication.

Planned guidelines are listed here by study design, with the year of registration or project initiation on brackets.

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. The EQUATOR Network may include or remove any reporting guideline under development from these pages at any time at its sole discretion. 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 may be available. If you intend to register the creation of a guideline with us, please ensure that you have the appropriate authority to do so and that all of the information you submit to us is accurate to the best of your knowledge.

Register your planned guideline using this form: MS Word or PDF.

The EQUATOR Network may summarise the information provided in the registration form for publication on the website.

Visit our toolkit on how to develop a reporting guideline for essential information and advice.


Guidelines are currently being developed for:

Clinical trials and CONSORT extensions [29]

Observational studies and STROBE extensions [19]

Clinical trial protocols and SPIRIT extensions [7]

Systematic reviews, systematic reviews-related papers and PRISMA extensions [10]

Other or multiple study designs and clinical areas [45]


Page last updated on 11 June 2021



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