Reporting guidelines for authors and journals

27 June, 2021

'EQUATOR reporting guidelines [https://www.equator-network.org/] have been available in the health sciences for decades, yet many authors and journals still do not use them. Now the MDAR (Materials Design Analysis Reporting) Framework for transparent reporting in the life sciences has been published. https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2103238118.short [with thanks to World Association of Medical Editors newsletter #85]

'The MDAR Framework is not comprehensive and should not supersede any existing reporting standards. It is a generalist framework intended to be broadly applicable to research in the life sciences and to lift minimum expectations in a concerted way. MDAR is meant to be not only compatible with but also to be enhanced by existing specialist standards and guidelines (e.g., EQUATOR Network, FAIRsharing, and ARRIVE).'

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Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org