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Technology Assessment Reports (TARs)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Assessment Reports (TAR) should follow the TAR template. To request a copy of the template, please email

During the appraisal, editorial and publishing process for TARs a number of different versions of the report will be created before it is accepted for publication. To identify which version is being worked on, please include the date the version is amended in a footnote. You might find it useful to develop a checklist for your own purposes to help you keep track of which version you are working on.

During the editorial process you should ensure that you are working on the version of the report that has been stripped by NICE.

Information that is deemed confidential by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will not be included in the published journal issue. Where such information has been removed, particular care should be taken to ensure that the remaining text remains coherent.

The title of a TAR should include the words ‘systematic review’ and if appropriate ‘economic evaluation’. Details of the search dates should be included in the scientific summary.

In your discussion chapter you will be required to include a section on ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ and ‘Patient and Public Involvement’.

Please submit the editorial criteria checklist with your TAR.