The CONSORT 2010 statement is a set of evidence-based guidelines summarising the minimum essential information to include in reports of randomised clinical trials (RCTs). Adherence to the CONSORT guidelines is … Continue Reading New CONSORT 2010 extension for pilot and feasibility trials
Transparent and clinically relevant reporting of adverse event data has been identified as a significant unmet need in industry-sponsored publications. Although guidelines such as the CONSORT Harms Extension have improved … Continue Reading MPIP issue new recommendations to complement existing harms reporting guidelines
The field of statistics can feel bewildering to non-experts, yet all medical writers need to have an awareness of the subject in order to do their job properly. For the … Continue Reading Struggle with statistics? Help is at hand
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article titled ‘Ghostwriting: the importance of definition and its place in contemporary drug marketing’. In the article, the author, Alastair Matheson, describes … Continue Reading Defining ghostwriting: ISMPP and GAPP respond to controversial BMJ article
A study by Vera-Badillo et al., recently published in the European Journal of Cancer concluded that inappropriate authorship is prevalent in publications reporting systemic cancer therapy. Two-thirds (40/61) of evaluable … Continue Reading Is inappropriate authorship prevalent in oncology trial reporting?
John Hopkins University is running a free online course (via Coursera) on the design and interpretation of clinical trials. Randomised clinical trials are usually considered to provide the highest level … Continue Reading Free online course: ‘Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials’
The CONSORT (CONsolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials) guidelines were first published 20 years ago with the aim to improve the reporting of clinical trial data. Since their introduction, the guidelines … Continue Reading The nature and extent of CONSORT guideline endorsement: an update
In this video, Jo Whelan (Freelance medical writer, Textpharm Ltd) explains how the EMWA guidelines have been widely cited and provide practical guidance on ethical working for professional medical writers … Continue Reading [VIDEO] EMWA guidelines: the role of medical writers in peer-reviewed publications
In this video, Helen Chambers (Publication Manager at Costello Medical Consulting) discusses the Good Publication Practice 3 (GPP3) guidelines regarding redundant publications, and whether sufficient information is available regarding congress … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Know your audience: informed decision-making in congress submissions
Ghostwriting within the scientific community is when medical writers make substantial but undisclosed contributions to published manuscripts. Guidelines from a number of professional organisations have tried to clarify the role … Continue Reading Is ghostwriting on the decline? Findings from a survey among AMWA and EMWA members (2005 to 2014)
The UK EQUATOR centre is holding their Publication School for the second year running, with a promise to help delegates achieve success in planning, writing, publishing and disseminating their research. … Continue Reading Course promises to share the secrets of success in developing medical publications
On February 29th 2016, the 15th Annual International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) meeting convened for two days in San Diego, CA to discuss the evolving challenges impacting on the publications community. … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2016 TIPPA Meeting
On February 29th 2016, the 15th Annual International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) meeting convened in San Diego, CA for two days to discuss the evolving challenges impacting on the publications community. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2016 TIPPA Meeting
Confused as to which guidelines you should be following to write up your research? Well help may be at hand. There are over 280 guidelines available on the EQUATOR Network … Continue Reading Which reporting guidelines should you use when developing your publication?
Data transparency is a hot topic at the moment and there are many different views, not only on the best way to proceed, but also on the advantages and disadvantages … Continue Reading Individual patient data sharing – have we considered all angles?
Planning to write a systematic review? New publication strategy announced by the journal Systematic Reviews
Planning to write a systematic review? If so, then the following editorial “Implementing PRISMA-P: recommendations for prospective authors” published in this month’s edition of Systematic Reviews is a must read. … Continue Reading Planning to write a systematic review? New publication strategy announced by the journal Systematic Reviews