Australasian EQUATOR Centre
The Australasian EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Centre is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promotion transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines.
In addition to helping carry out the strategic vision of the EQUATOR network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the focus of the Australasian EQUATOR Centre is on reducing waste and enhancing the value of biomedical research.
Examples of our current activities include:
- Improving the descriptions of interventions in research (such as trials and systematic reviews) and developing online tools to enable authors to more easily create complete descriptions of interventions
- Developing tools, including automation tools, that enable many steps in the systematic review process to be done faster and more efficiently
- Undertaking research in research waste and creating resources to increase the value of research
- Contributing to the creation and/or updating of key reporting guidelines (e.g. TIDieR, PRISMA, STARD, PRISMA for Abstracts)
- Providing training activities within the Australasian region in research reporting, publication skills, and research protocols.