Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Research methods and reporting

EQUATOR Network collates resources for good research

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 11 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2471
  1. Iveta Simera, project manager, EQUATOR Network1
  1. 1Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford OX2 6UD
  1. iveta.simera{at}

    The new BMJ section on how to do and write up research will help to produce more reliable health research literature.1 The EQUATOR Network, a new international initiative, also promotes clear, accurate, and transparent reporting of health research.2

    The EQUATOR website ( pulls together available reporting guidelines, making them easy to find and use, and also refers to other resources, training courses, and meetings concerned with reporting health research. It is a valuable source for anyone interested in improving the quality of scientific publications.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2471


    • Competing interests: None declared.


    View Abstract