Crystal clear reporting: importance of using PRISMA for systematic reviews

This is a recording of the Cochrane Canada Webinar with David Moher from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa, on the importance of reporting guidlines to improve the quality and transparency of health research, and specifically of the PRISMA statement for systematic reviews.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Understand the context of reporting medical research
  • Identify the key elements of PRISMA guidelines for reporting of systematic reviews
  • Discuss whether the use of reporting guidelines improve the reporting of health research
  • Understand the role of EQUATOR network in promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies
Author information: 
Moher, David

Cochrane Canada webinar series was produced with the support of Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, and Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Elluminate live tool for producing webinars was provided by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / WHO Research Promotion and Development.