Observational studies: getting clear about transparency

PLoS Med. 2014 Aug 26;11(8):e1001711. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001711. eCollection 2014 Aug.


The PLOS Medicine Editors endorse four measures to ensure transparency in the analysis and reporting of observational studies. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Editorial Policies*
  • Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Observational Studies as Topic / standards*
  • Periodicals as Topic

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