EQUATOR: reporting guidelines for health research

Article of the month:

The Lancet of April 5, 2008 (371: 1149-50) has an interesting article “EQUATOR: reporting guidelines for health research“. It mentions that the quality of health-research reporting in journal articles is unsatisfactory, despite several efforts to improve the same, and develop guidelines for adherence. To remedy this, the UK National Knowledge Service provided the funding to start the EQUATOR project (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research). The EQUATOR network aims to be a focal point for providing resources and training for developing and implementing good guidelines for research reporting. The network will have its official launch meeting in June 2008 and will focus on finding solutions to improve the health research literature.
More details at http://www.equator-network.org/

Appeared in QMedCONNECT – Vol 1, Issue 3, April 2008

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