Editorial Views  |   April 2016
Reporting of Preclinical Research in Anesthesiology: Transparency and Enforcement
Author Notes
  • From the Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (J.C.E.); Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (D.S.W.); and Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (T.T.H.).
  • Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., served as Handling Editor for this article.
    Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., served as Handling Editor for this article.×
  • Accepted for publication December 22, 2015.
    Accepted for publication December 22, 2015.×
  • Address correspondence to Dr. Eisenach: editor-in-chief@anesthesiology.org
Article Information
Editorial Views / Quality Improvement
Editorial Views   |   April 2016
Reporting of Preclinical Research in Anesthesiology: Transparency and Enforcement
Anesthesiology 4 2016, Vol.124, 763-765. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001044
Anesthesiology 4 2016, Vol.124, 763-765. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001044
THIS editorial announces requirements for reporting experiments in animals, cells, molecules, or other biological foci that we will term “preclinical” in this editorial. In order for reviewers, editors, and readers to better gauge the quality of research, journals often endorse reporting guidelines developed by consensus methods and promulgated by organizations focused on improving quality of research conduct and reporting, such as Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR: available at: www.equator-network.org). At their site, you will find consensus recommendations for reporting a wide variety of research designs including randomized clinical trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews. Included in that list, you will find recommendations for reporting preclinical studies as described in Animal Research: Reporting of InVivoExperiments (ARRIVE).1  Based on the ARRIVE guideline, at Anesthesiology we will require all investigators to:
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