About the Authors

Jan P Vandenbroucke
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Erik von Elm, Matthias Egger
Institute of Social & Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Erik von Elm
Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany

Douglas G Altman
Cancer Research UK/NHS Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom

Peter C Gøtzsche
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cynthia D Mulrow
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, United States of America

Stuart J Pocock
Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Charles Poole
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, United States of America

James J Schlesselman
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, United States of America

Matthias Egger
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

strobe@ispm.unibe.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed to the writing of the paper. JPV, EvE, DGA, PCG, SJP, and ME wrote the first draft of different sections of the paper. EvE takes care of most of the practical coordination of STROBE. ME initiated STROBE and, together with EvE, organised the first workshop.