Dissemination & Knowledge Translation

Assemble Data, Deal with Missing Data & Analyze Study Results

Once you have collected your data you will likely need to go back and work with a bio-statistician to evaluate the results of your study.

If you need to schedule an appointment with a statistician contact the Research Manager.

Preparing Manuscripts

Remember that each journal will have their own guidelines and format, but there are a number of general resources that may be useful when preparing manuscripts for publication:

The EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of health Research) Network website maintains a list of standardized guidelines, checklists and flow diagrams for evidence-based studies including the following:


Knowledge Translation

Acronym Group Name Focus
CONSORT Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials Parallel Groups & Randomized Trials
STROBE Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology Observational/Epidemiology studies
PRISMA Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
STARD Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy Studies of diagnostic accuracy
COREQ Consolidated criteria for Reporting Qualitative research Qualitative research interviews and focus groups
ENTREQ Enhancing Transparency in Reporting the synthesis of Qualitative research Synthesis of qualitative research
SQUIRE Publication guidelines for quality improvement in health care Quality Improvement in healthcare
CARE Consensus-based Clinical Case Reporting Guideline Development Case reports and data from point of care
SAMPL The Statistical Analyses and Methods in the Published Literature Basic statistical reporting for articles published in biomedical journals
SPIRIT Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials Standard protocol items in clinical trials