You can now get involved in the effort to improve the quality of research reporting by sending examples of good practice to the CONSORT team.
Minervation has just delivered an add-on to their website that allows users to do just that. Your examples are reviewed by the team and collated in a new section of the website: the CONSORT Library.
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
– Chinese proverb
Here you will be able to view examples of good practice for writing each of the 25 CONSORT items, from the Title to the Discussion. The rationale here is that an example is as powerful as a description or set of instructions.
In developing this project, we modelled the content review and user submission processes, and helped the client make important strategic decisions about how complex to make the application. We opted for a low-cost, simple implementation to enable full evaluation of this mode of user engagement.
Our hope is that this facility will help researchers produce better quality reports of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and ensure that good quality evidence can be identified more easily by those that need it.
The CONSORT Statement is a set of standards for reporting the results of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
There is good evidence to show that well-reported trials are less likely to be biased than poorly reported ones. Over the past decade, CONSORT has made huge strides towards improving the quality of research reporting. It has been widely adopted by journals as a framework for authors and is recognised as the de factor standard for good quality reporting of RCTs.
Minervation is very proud to work in partnership with the CONSORT Group.