About the Authors

Charles Weijer, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Andrew D. McRae, Angela White, Monica Taljaard
Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Charles Weijer
Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Charles Weijer, Andrew D. McRae
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Jamie C. Brehaut, Monica Taljaard
Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Jeremy M. Grimshaw
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Martin P. Eccles
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Andrew D. McRae
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jamie C. Brehaut, Monica Taljaard
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

cweijer@uwo.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CW JMG MPE ADM AW JCB MT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CW JMG MPE ADM AW JCB MT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CW JMG MPE ADM AW JCB MT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CW JMG MPE ADM AW JCB MT. Contributed to the conception and design of the study and secured funding: CW JMG MPE ADM JCB MT. Conducted the ethical analysis: CW JMG MPE ADM AW JCB MT.