A catalogue of reporting guidelines for health research


I. Simera, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1865 284410; fax: + 44 (0) 1865 284424; e-mail: iveta.simera@csm.ox.ac.uk


Eur J Clin Invest 2010; 40 (1): 35–53


Growing evidence demonstrates widespread deficiencies in the reporting of health research studies. The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that aims to enhance the reliability and value of the published health research literature. EQUATOR provides resources, education and training to facilitate good research reporting and assists in the development, dissemination and implementation of robust reporting guidelines. This paper presents a collection of tools and guidelines available on the EQUATOR website (http://www.equator-network.org) that have been developed to increase the accuracy and transparency of health research reporting.