Clear reporting of methodology

The EQUATOR network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines. It contains a comprehensive searchable database of reporting guidelines and also links to other resources relevant to research reporting.

The key reporting guidelines are:

If you are not sure which guidelines are the most relevant for your type of study, please use the online tool developed by the EQUATOR Network and Penelope Research.