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QUOROM statement reporting of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials


QUOROM statement checklist for quality reporting of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials:
http://www.consort-statement.org/ QUOROM.pdf

STARD Initiative for complete and  accurate reporting of studies on diagnostic accuracy:  http://www.consortstatement.org/Initiatives/newstard.htm

STROBE statement for quality reporting of observational studies:

MOOSE Statement for quality reporting of meta-analyses of observational studies:

AGREE collaboration and checklist for the development, reporting, and assessment of clinical practice guidelines:

Source: Making Use of Published Guidelines to Assist With Study Design and Research Guy G. Simoneau, JOSPT 38(11) 2008.



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The Office of Extramural Research's Division of Information Services (DIS) recently launched a public prototype of its Reports, Data, and Analyses (RDA) Web site, which will eventually replace the current Award Information and Data page.

The site is designed to provide improved reliability and consistency of reporting and to facilitate access to standardized reports.

DIS, in collaboration with the Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives' Portfolio Analysis and Scientific Opportunities Branch, developed a proposal to use the RDA Web site as the foundation for a broader NIH-wide Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). The goal of RePORT is to improve internal and public access to data on NIH research programs, facilitate evaluation and management of research portfolios and satisfy certain reporting requirements of the NIH Reform Act of 2006. Also, RePORT will be used to automate certain aspects of the NIH biennial reporting process.

RePORT is part of a larger initiative that includes an effort to improve OER's reporting business practices, experiment with new ways of reporting and better meet the information needs of NIH's stakeholders.

Together, the RDA Web site and additional RePORT capabilities will provide the central source for public reporting on NIH-wide research activities.

RePORT will provide an upgrade to the current Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) system, which integrates new and existing data sources to allow user-defined querying and reporting on NIH grants, intramural projects, and contracts. The current CRISP system will be sunset in an effort to offer its users enhanced options for searching NIH-funded research.


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