Stand on the shoulders of giants!

We use the CONSORT checklist, you should too. Use to it when you design, analyse and report your trial. Refer to it when you read and critically appraise published articles. 

We recommend to all journal editors that authors should be required to submit a self-completed CONSORT checklist accompanying their manuscript. This would reveal any missing information to the authors (before submission), it would streamline the journals’ assessment process and add a degree of confidence in the statistical methods and reporting if a statistical peer reviewer is not available.