About the Authors

Ewout W. Steyerberg
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Karel G. M. Moons
Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Danielle A. van der Windt
Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom

Jill A. Hayden
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Pablo Perel
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Sara Schroter
BMJ, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom

Richard D. Riley
School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Harry Hemingway
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Douglas G. Altman
Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

doug.altman@csm.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

SS is a full time employee of the BMJ Group but is not involved in the decision making on manuscripts. The authors declare no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: EWS KGMM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: EWS KGMM DAvdW JAH PP SS RDR HH DGA. Initiated the PROGRESS Group, organised the three workshops, coordinated the writing groups, and were the scientific writing editors for all the papers in the PROGRESS series: HH RDR SS DGA. Guarantors for this paper: HH RDR DGA. Contributed through workshops and discussions to the development of the article series: PROGRESS Group.ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: EWS KGMM DAvdW JAH PP SS RDR HH DGA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: EWS KGMM DAvdW JAH PP SS RDR HH DGA.