Reporting Guidelines

REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD) is an international collaborative which has developed reporting guidelines for studies conducted using routinely-collected health data.

The aim of the collaborative is to enhance transparency by providing researchers with the minimum reporting requirements needed to adequately convey the methods and results of their research. The guidelines will also assist journals editors and peer reviewers critically assess manuscripts for publication.

The RECORD statement consists of a checklist of 13 items related to the title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion section of articles, and other information required for inclusion in research reporting. There is also an accompanying website.