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The SPIRIT Group

The SPIRIT Group is an international collaboration of trialists, methodologists, journal editors, and ethicists from academia, industry, and funding agencies. The full group is responsible for the final content of the SPIRIT 2013 Statement. A subset of members wrote the SPIRIT 2013 Explanation & Elaboration paper.

SPIRIT Group members:

An-Wen Chan (Chair)
Women’s College Research Institute,
University of Toronto, Canada

Douglas Altman
Centre for Statistics in Medicine,
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Jesse Berlin
Janssen Research & Development, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, USA

Kay Dickersin
Center for Clinical Trials,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Caroline Doré
Clinical Trials Unit,
Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Geneviève Dubois-Flynn
Ethics office, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada

Peter Gøtzsche
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark

Trish Groves
BMJ, United Kingdom

Asbjørn Hróbjartsson
Nordic Cochrane Centre, Denmark

Karmela Krleža-Jerić
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine,
University of Ottawa, Canada

Andreas Laupacis
Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

Howard Mann
Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities,
University of Utah, USA

David Moher
Clinical Epidemiology Program,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada

Wendy Parulekar
NCIC Clinical Trials Group,
Queen’s University, Canada

Drummond Rennie
The PR Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies,
University of California, USA

Frank Rockhold
GlaxoSmithKline, USA

Kenneth Schulz
Quantitative Sciences, FHI 360, USA

Harold Sox
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice,
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA

William Summerskill
The Lancet, United Kingdom

Jennifer Tetzlaff
Ottawa Methods Centre,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada


Jessica Kitchen
Women’s College Research Institute,
Toronto, Canada


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