Strengthening the Reporting of Genetic Associations
The final STREGA Statement has been published! Read the STREGA Statement HERE or look for the Statement in the following journals:
Commentary on the STREGA Statement can be found on the following pages:
Development of the STREGA Statement:
Evidence-based guidance for the reporting of gene-disease association studies will greatly facilitate the synthesis of evidence and the investigation of potential biases. As such, a workshop was conducted to develop guidelines for the reporting of genetic association studies. The approach was modeled on development of the CONSORT guidance for reporting clinical trials, which has been effective. This workshop utilized the experience of the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet™) and the work conducted by the Working Group on Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE, www.strobe-statement.org/index.html) to develop evidence-based guidelines to promote the clear reporting of genetic association studies. A group of around thirty epidemiologists, geneticists, statisticians and journal editors participated in the workshop. An initial set of guidelines was developed at the workshop and refined over the following months by workshop participants and the broader community of researchers, journal editors and stakeholders interested in developing evidence-based policy. The STREGA workshop report and draft guidelines can be found HERE.