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Clinical Trials Registration
Reporting Guidelines: The Equator network
"The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of health Research) Network 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."
Reporting guidelines for main study types
- Randomised trials [CONSORT] [Extensions]
- Observational studies [STROBE] [Extensions]
- Systematic reviews [PRISMA] [Extensions] [PRISMA - EQUITY Extension]
- Case reports [CARE]
- Qualitative research [SRQR] [COREQ]
- Diagnostic / prognostic studies [STARD]
- Quality improvement studies [SQUIRE]
- Economic evaluations [CHEERS]
- Study protocols [SPIRIT] [PRISMA-P]
See all reporting guidelines at the Library of health research reporting
PAHO Ethics Review Committee (PAHOERC)
Research ethics in PAHO is overseen by the PAHO's Ethics REview COmmittee (PAHOERC)
Cochrane Collaboration Systematic reviews
In November 2015, Carissa Etienne (Director of the Pan American Health Organization - PAHO) and Mark Wilson (CEO Cochrane) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen collaboration in the Americas. Cochrane is a global independent network of 37,000 researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health from more than 130 countries.
The MoU focuses on the following objectives:
- align the production of Cochrane systematic reviews to PAHO's health priorities;
- strengthen capacity for evidence-based decision making in the region; and
- strengthen knowledge translation activities.
See Cochrane in the Americas
Guidance to authors for the preparation of interventions systematic reviews in accordance with Cochrane Collaboration Group protocols: Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions