About the Authors

Julian Little

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jlittle@uottawa.ca

Affiliations Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology , Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Julian P.T Higgins

Affiliation MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

John P.A Ioannidis

Affiliation Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; and Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Moher

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

France Gagnon

Affiliation CIHR New Investigator and Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Erik von Elm

Affiliation Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and German Cochrane Centre, Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany

Muin J Khoury

Affiliation National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Barbara Cohen

Affiliation former Senior Editor, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

George Davey-Smith

Affiliation MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Jeremy Grimshaw

Affiliation Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paul Scheet

Affiliation University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Marta Gwinn

Affiliation National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Robin E Williamson

Affiliation Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Guang Yong Zou

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; and Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

Kim Hutchings

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Candice Y Johnson

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Valerie Tait

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Miriam Wiens

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Jean Golding

Affiliation Editor, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Bristol, United Kingdom

Cornelia van Duijn

Affiliation Editor, European Journal of Epidemiology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

John McLaughlin

Affiliation Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Prosserman Centre for Health Research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrew Paterson

Affiliation Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

George Wells

Affiliation Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Isabel Fortier

Affiliation Genome Quebec & P3G Observatory, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Matthew Freedman

Affiliation Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Maja Zecevic

Affiliation Senior Editor, Lancet, New York, New York, United States of America

Richard King

Affiliation former Editor, Genetics in Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Claire Infante-Rivard

Affiliation Canada Research Chair-James McGill Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alex Stewart

Affiliation University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nick Birkett

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

Seven of the authors are, or have been, editors of journals. Dr. Cohen was formerly Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine. Dr. Davey-Smith is Editor of the International Journal of Epidemiology. Robin Williamson is Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics. Dr. Golding is Editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. van Duijn is Editor of the European Journal of Epidemiology. Maja Zecevic is Senior Editor, Lancet. Dr. King was formerly Editor of Genetics in Medicine. We were unable to contact Barbara Cohen, listed as an author of this paper, to confirm her involvement in the latest version. The corresponding author, Julian Little, has therefore supplied the information regarding her contribution to the manuscript and her competing interests and it is correct to the best of his knowledge. The authors are not aware of any other potential conflict of interest associated with this manuscript.