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Explanatory Notes

There are eight statements for the advancement of study reporting:

  • Randomly assigned parallel group comparisons: CONSORT Statement
  • Systematic reviews: PRISMA Statement
  • Meta-analysis of observational studies: MOOSE Supplement
  • Observational studies: STROBE Statement
  • Diagnostic studies: STARD Statement
  • Prognostic studies: REMARK Statement
  • Homoepathic studies: REDHOT Supplement
  • Acupuncture studies: STRICT Statement

The most important recommendation for scientific publications: Revise guidelines to improve the quality of reports on randomised controlled trials
Moher, D; Schulz, K.F.; Altman, D.G. (2001)


Recommendation for a report on systematic reviews (including meta-analyses)


Recommendations for authors, reviewers, editors and readers of systematic reviews on observational studies, 1997.
(Stroup, D.F.; Berlin, J.A.; Morton, S.C.; Olkin, I.; Williamson, D.G.; Rennie, D.; Moher, D.; Becker, B.J.; Sipe, T.A.; Thacker, S.B. for the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE))


Douglas Altman; Matthias Egger; Peter C. Götzsche; Stuart Pocock
Jan P. Vandenbroucke; Erik von Elm. 2006.


Recommendation for a complete and precise report on diagnostic studies. 2003


Recommendations for reports on prognostic studies of tumour markers. (McShane, L.M.; Altman, D.G.; Sauerbrei, W.; Taube, S.E.; Gion; M. Clark G.M.) 2005.



Dean, Coulter, Fisher, Jobst, Walach (2006): Forsch Komplementärmed 2006;13:368–371.



MacPherson H, White A, Cummings M, Jobst K, Rose K, Niemtzow R, for the STRICTA Group. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2001 9(4): 249-9.