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As a specialsed RCT consultancy we at ResearchTool welcome CONSORT effors.
We have been making an effort to adhere to the standards in every trial, but it often differed from procedures developed by our clients.
CONSORT statement allowed us to refer to a neutral body to unify standards. We hope the effort will continue, alongside better communication amonst RCT professionals on dedicated forums like RCTrials.org