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Developing a guideline to standardize the citation of bioresources in journal articles (CoBRA)

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(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Citation of bioresources in journal articles


CoBRA checklist (PDF)

Full bibliographic reference Bravo E, Calzolari A, De Castro P, Mabile L, Napolitani F, Rossi AM, Cambon-Thomsen A. Developing a guideline to standardize the citation of bioresources in journal articles (CoBRA). BMC Med. 2015;13:33.
Language English
PubMed ID 25855867
Reporting guideline acronym CoBRA
Study design Experimental studies, Observational studies
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Biospecimen/bioresource information
Other A guideline for reporting biospecimen information more generally is available at: BRISQ guideline

Additional information Read the BRIF meeting report from a workshop with journal editors held in Rome in 2013: meeting report (PDF)

The following papers have also been published by the BRIF researchers:

The BRIF initiative: Laurence Mabile, Raymond Dalgleish, Gudmundur A Thorisson, Mylène Deschênes, Robert Hewitt, Jane Carpenter, Elena Bravo, Mirella Filocamo, Pierre Antoine Gourraud, Jennifer R Harris, Paul Hofman, Francine Kauffmann, Maria Angeles Muñoz-Fernàndez, Markus Pasterk, Anne Cambon-Thomsen and BRIF working group. Quantifying the use of bioresources for promoting their sharing in scientific research. GigaScience. 2013;2:7. Link to full-text

Elena Bravo, Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Paola De Castro, Laurence Mabile, Federica Napolitani, Mariarosaria Napolitano, Anna Maria Rossi. Citation of bioresources in journal articles: moving towards standards. European Science Editing. 2013;39(2):36-38. Link to full-text (PDF)

Record last updated on December 17, 2021


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