About the Authors

Erik von Elm

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: strobe@ispm.unibe.ch

Affiliation Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Douglas G Altman

Affiliation Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Matthias Egger

Affiliations Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland , Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Stuart J Pocock

Affiliation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Peter C Gøtzsche

Affiliation Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jan P Vandenbroucke

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Hospital, Leiden, The Netherlands

for the STROBE Initiative

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The authors coordinated the STROBE Initiative and contributed to the writing of the paper. EvE wrote the first draft of the paper and takes care of most of the practical coordination of STROBE. ME initiated STROBE and, together with EvE, organised the first workshop.