Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Reporting guidelines ​

The EQUATOR Network website http://www.equator-network.org/ is a resource centre for good reporting of health research studies

  • Systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials – PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Systematic reviews of observational studies – MOOSE (Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology) is a guideline for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies.
  • Randomised controlled trials – CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) includes various initiatives developed by the CONSORT Group to alleviate the problems arising from inadequate reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
  • Observational studies – STROBE (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology).
  • Diagnostic accuracy studies – STARD (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies) aims to improve the accuracy and completeness of reporting of studies of diagnostic accuracy.