ACCORD (ACcurate COnsensus Reporting Document): A reporting guideline for consensus methods in biomedicine developed via a modified Delphi

Gattrell and colleagues developed the ACCORD reporting guideline to improve transparency and accuracy in reporting consensus methods in biomedical research. This guideline, created through a systematic review and Delphi process, includes 35 items covering various sections of a manuscript. ACCORD aims to enhance the clarity of consensus processes, thereby increasing trust in resulting recommendations. It is the first guideline dedicated to consensus-based studies in biomedical research.

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PLoS Med. 2024 Jan 23;21(1):e1004326. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004326. PMID: 38261576; PMCID: PMC10805282

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Written by: Gattrell WT, Logullo P, van Zuuren EJ et al.

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