Reporting guidelines increase the reporting quality and utility of research. The CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement addresses reporting of standard parallel groups trials, but there is no guideline for trials embedded in observational cohorts and routinely collected health data. The CONSORT extension project was funded by CIHR to bring together experts from around the world to develop a consensus-driven CONSORT extension for the reporting of trials embedded in observational cohorts and routinely collected health data. The project is led by Dr. Thombs and Dr. Kwakkenbos.
(Names of members of research team staff and students in bold)
Kwakkenbos L, Juszczak E, Hemkens LG, Sampson M, Fröbert O, Relton C, Gale C, Zwarenstein M, Langan SM, Moher D, Boutron I, Ravaud P, Campbell MK, McCord KA, van Staa TP, Thabane L, Uher R, Verkooijen HM, Benchimol EI, Erlinge D, Sauvé M, Torgerson D, Thombs BD. Protocol for the Development of a CONSORT Extension for RCTs Using Cohorts and Routinely Collected Health Data. Res Integr Peer Rev. In press.
McInnes MDF, Moher D, Thombs BD, McGrath TA, Bossuyt PM, the PRISMA-DTA Group. Preferred reporting items for a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies: the PRISMA-DTA statement. JAMA. 2018;319(4):388-396.
Kwakkenbos L, Imran M, McCord KA, Sampson M, Fröbert O, Gale C, Hemkens LG, Langan SM, Moher D, Relton C, Zwarenstein M, Benchimol EI, Boutron I, Campbell MK, Erlinge D, Jawad S, Ravaud P, Rice D, Sauvé M, van Staa TP, Thabane L, Uher R, Verkooijen HM, Juszczak E, Thombs BD. Protocol for a scoping review to support development of a CONSORT extension for RCTs using cohorts and routinely collected health data. BMJ Open. 8:e025266