Submitting Trial Protocols
Are you interested in submitting a clinical trial protocol. You can submit it to us, and we will post it. Prior publication of protocols is common in human health (https://clinicaltrials.gov) . Our aim is to provide a place for veterinary researchers with the same opportunity.
We recommend that authors follow reporting guidelines like SPIRIT to organize the protocol
Please note that we do not do peer reviews for protocols. We prefer protocols published on an institutional website or a repository like the open science framework (https://osf.io)
Formatting Your Submission
The protocol should be written using all headings listed in the SPIRIT 2013 statement. It’s a widely endorsed international evidence-based standard with recommendations for the minimum content of a clinical trial protocol.
The recommendations are outlined in a 33-item checklist and figure with each item detailed in the Explanation and Elaboration paper. If a particular heading is not relevant, include it but leave it blank. Please note that we do not do peer reviews for protocols.
Looking for More Information?
If you have concerns or would like to learn more about Meridian Network’s research reporting guidelines, kindly send us a message.