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The following forms must be submitted with your report. Reports cannot proceed to editorial review without these forms. Please read the information below carefully and make use of the Editorial Criteria Checklist to ensure that you have all the required information before submitting your report.

Form Report type Details

Editorial Criteria Checklist ((pdf, 217 KB))Link open in a new window

  • Should be completed by the lead author
  • Use it as a guide when preparing your report

ICMJE Disclosure of Interest FormLink open in a new window

  • Do not open this form in your browser. Instead, save it locally before making any edits
  • Each named author to complete this form (even if there are no disclosures of interest)
  • Instructions are included to help you provide correct information, with a sample completed form also available on the ICMJE website
  • Do not include details of the main NIHR or MRC grant for your project. Only refer to any other payments received
  • Other funding from the NIHR (e.g Senior Investigator awards) must be declared
  • Please ensure each Author adds any NIHR committee/board memberships to the form
  • A declaration of any disclosures of interest, or absence of, must appear on the title page of your report below the authors’ names

Order of Authors Agreement ((pdf, 184 KB))Link open in a new window

  • Must be completed to show the order in which authors will appear in the published report
  • The lead author should arrange for each author to sign the form next to their name. They can sign different copies of the form provided that they sign in the correct position
  • Please ensure ALL authors are listed on the form in the order they appear on the title page. We can accept multiple forms as long as all author are listed on each copy
  • All authors listed must satisfy the author criteria listed on the form (see Authorship)
  • All authors must provide an ORCiD*. Please also ensure each author adds their ORCiDs
  • If your report includes more than 25 authors, please download additional pages of the Order of Authors Agreement. ((pdf, 163 KB))Link open in a new window

Permissions Checklist ((pdf, 206.8 KB))Link open in a new window

  • Should be used to record the permissions that you have requested and been granted for use of material that has previously been published elsewhere (see Permissions for more information)
  • Needs to be completed and submitted even if no permissions are required

Consolidated Health Economics Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) ChecklistLink open in a new window

  • Must be completed by authors of reports which contain a substantial economic evaluation or cost effectiveness component
  • Provide relevant page numbers next to each item on the checklist, however it is not necessary to indicate every single instance of an item being included in your report
  • For more information about the checklist please visit the ISPOR webpage

CONSORTLink open in a new window


CONSORT extension for abstractsLink open in a new window


PRISMALink open in a new window

Evidence syntheses / Systematic reviews  

STARDLink open in a new window

Diagnostic accuracy studies  

GRIPP2 Long Form

Public involvement