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A ltruism and trust lie at the heart of research on human subjects. Altruistic individuals volunteer for research because they trust that their participation will contribute to improved health for others and that researchers will minimize risks to participants. In return for the altruism and trust that make clinical research possible, the research(More)
In the 12 years since they were first published "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" (the Vancouver style) have proved popular with both authors and editors; over 400 journals have stated that they will consier manuscripts that confirm to the requirements and we know that many more do so. The fourth edition, published(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the process of development, content, and methods of implementation of reporting guidelines for health research. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A systematic review of publications describing health research reporting guidelines developed using consensus. RESULTS Eighty-one reporting guidelines for health research were included in the(More)
Although current electronic methods of scientific publishing offer increased opportunities for publishing all research studies and describing them in sufficient detail, health research literature still suffers from many shortcomings. These shortcomings seriously undermine the value and utility of the literature and waste scarce resources invested in the(More)
Cross-sectional studies in France have shown strong regional correlations between death rates from alcohol related diseases and death rates from gastric cancer. The present study involved 40 cases of newly diagnosed adenocarcinoma of the stomach and 168 control subjects with one of four other gastrointestinal diagnoses selected from the same hospital(More)
Inadequate reporting is problematic for several reasons. If authors do not provide sufficient details concerning the conduct of their study, readers are left with an incomplete picture of what was done. As such, they are not able to judge the merits of the results and interpret them. The EQUATOR Network is a new initiative aimed at improving the clarity and(More)
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(More)