Core Outcome Set-STAndardised Protocol items: the COS-STAP statement

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dc.contributor.author Kirkham, Jamie J.
dc.contributor.author Gorst, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Altman, Douglas G.
dc.contributor.author Blazeby, Jane M.
dc.contributor.author Clarke, Mike
dc.contributor.author Tunis, Sean
dc.contributor.author Williamson, Paula R.
dc.contributor.author COS-STAP group
dc.contributor.author Aldcroft, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Bagley, Heather
dc.contributor.author Connolly, Bronwen
dc.contributor.author Caballero-Fonseca, F.
dc.contributor.author Li, Tianjing
dc.contributor.author Matvienko-Sikar, Karen
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-26T05:21:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-26T05:21:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-11
dc.identifier.citation Kirkham, J.J., Gorst, S., Altman, D.G., Blazeby, J.M., Clarke, M., Tunis, S. and Williamson, P.R. and the COS-STAP group (2019) ‘Core Outcome Set-STAndardised Protocol Items: the COS-STAP Statement’. Trials, 20(1), 116. (7pp) doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3230-x en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 7 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9224
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13063-019-3230-x en
dc.description.abstract Background: Several hundred core outcome set (COS) projects have been systematically identified to date which, if adopted, ensure that researchers measure and report those outcomes that are most likely to be relevant to users of their research. The uptake of a COS by COS users will depend in part on the transparency and robustness of the methods used in the COS development study, which would be increased by the use of a standardised protocol. This article describes the development of the COS-STAP (Core Outcome Set-STAndardised Protocol Items) Statement for the content of a COS development study protocol. Methods: The COS-STAP Statement was developed following the Enhancing the Quality and Transparency Of Health Research (EQUATOR) Network’s methodological framework for guideline development. This included an initial item generation stage, a two-round Delphi survey involving more than 150 participants representing three stakeholder groups (COS developers, journal editors and patient and public involvement researchers interested in COS development), followed by a consensus meeting with eight voting participants. Results: The COS-STAP Statement consists of a checklist of 13 items considered essential documentation in a protocol, outlining the scope of the COS, stakeholder involvement, COS development plans and consensus processes. Conclusions: Journal editors and peer reviewers can use the guidance to assess the completeness of a COS development study protocol submitted for publication. By providing guidance for key content, the COS-STAP Statement will enhance the drafting of high-quality protocols and determine how the COS development study will be carried out. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd en
dc.relation.uri https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-019-3230-x
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Core outcome set en
dc.subject Guideline en
dc.subject Protocol en
dc.title Core Outcome Set-STAndardised Protocol items: the COS-STAP statement en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Department of Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: karen.msikar@ucc.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder Medical Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Trials en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress karen.msikar@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 116 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/MRC/MR/K025635/1/GB/MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 1745-6215


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