Writing up your clinical trial report for a scientific journal: the REPORT trial guide for effective and transparent research reporting without spin

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Abstract

The REPORT guide is a 'How to' guide to help you report your clinical research in an effective and transparent way. It is intended to supplement established first choice reporting tools, such as Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), by adding tacit knowledge (ie, learnt, informal or implicit knowledge) about reporting topics that we have struggled with as authors or see others struggle with as journal reviewers or editors. We focus on the randomised controlled trial, but the guide also applies to other study designs. Topics included in the REPORT guide cover reporting checklists, trial report structure, choice of title, writing style, trial registry and reporting consistency, spin or reporting bias, transparent data presentation (figures), open access considerations, data sharing and more. Preprint (open access): https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/qsxdz.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105058
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume56
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)683-691
Number of pages9
ISSN0306-3674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • methods
  • sports medicine
  • randomized controlled trial
  • research
  • education

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