IDEAL Reporting Guidelines published in Annals of Surgery

15th July 2020

We are delighted to announce the completion and publication of the IDEAL Reporting Guidelines which we hope will improve the quality of surgical research by increasing awareness of the key methodological issues throughout the innovation life-cycle. We hope they will serve to assist researchers/authors in their study planning, conduct and reporting of IDEAL Stage studies. We encourage Journals to alert authors to these guidelines in their Instructions to Authors.

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We would like to thank the IDEAL Reporting Guidelines Working Group for their hard work in the consensus guideline development process:

Jane Blazeby, Maroeska Rovers, Christopher Pennell, Joel Horovitz, Angelos Kolias, Janet Martin, Tom Lewis, Riaz Agha, Josh Feinberg,

We would also like to thank the participants who participated in 2 Rounds of the Delphi Survey:


IDEAL Stage checklists

The IDEAL Reporting Guidelines checklists are available here:

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