About the Authors
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Institute of Social & Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany
Cancer Research UK/NHS Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, United States of America
Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, United States of America
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, United States of America
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
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.