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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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posted on 2022-03-14, 23:42 authored by Thomas Bandholm, Kristian Thorborg, Clare ArdernClare Ardern, Robin Christensen, Marius Henriksen
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):


CLA has received research salary support for work in return to sport from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Early Career Fellowship APP1109779), Swedish Research Council (2015-03687) and Swedish Research Council for Sport Science (Postdoctoral fellowship D2018-0041), and is Editor-in-Chief of JOSPT (Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy). The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital is supported by a core grant from the Oak Foundation (OCAY-18-774-OFIL).


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British Journal of Sports Medicine







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