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STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies (STREGA)— An Extension of the STROBE Statement

  • Julian Little mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jlittle@uottawa.ca

    Affiliations: Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Julian P.T Higgins,

    Affiliation: MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • John P.A Ioannidis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; and Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David Moher,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • France Gagnon,

    Affiliation: CIHR New Investigator and Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Erik von Elm,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and German Cochrane Centre, Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Muin J Khoury,

    Affiliation: National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Barbara Cohen,

    Affiliation: former Senior Editor, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • George Davey-Smith,

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jeremy Grimshaw,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Paul Scheet,

    Affiliation: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Marta Gwinn,

    Affiliation: National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robin E Williamson,

    Affiliation: Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Guang Yong Zou,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; and Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kim Hutchings,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Candice Y Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Valerie Tait,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Miriam Wiens,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jean Golding,

    Affiliation: Editor, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Cornelia van Duijn,

    Affiliation: Editor, European Journal of Epidemiology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • John McLaughlin,

    Affiliation: Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Prosserman Centre for Health Research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Andrew Paterson,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • George Wells,

    Affiliation: Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Isabel Fortier,

    Affiliation: Genome Quebec & P3G Observatory, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Matthew Freedman,

    Affiliation: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Maja Zecevic,

    Affiliation: Senior Editor, Lancet, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard King,

    Affiliation: former Editor, Genetics in Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Claire Infante-Rivard,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair-James McGill Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Alex Stewart,

    Affiliation: University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Nick Birkett

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: February 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000022

About the Authors

Julian Little
Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology
Julian Little, David Moher, Kim Hutchings, Candice Y Johnson, Valerie Tait, Miriam Wiens, Nick Birkett
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Julian P.T Higgins
MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
John P.A Ioannidis
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; and Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
France Gagnon
CIHR New Investigator and Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Erik von Elm
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and German Cochrane Centre, Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany
Muin J Khoury, Marta Gwinn
National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Barbara Cohen
former Senior Editor, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America
George Davey-Smith
MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Jeremy Grimshaw
Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Paul Scheet
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Robin E Williamson
Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Guang Yong Zou
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; and Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
Jean Golding
Editor, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Bristol, United Kingdom
Cornelia van Duijn
Editor, European Journal of Epidemiology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
John McLaughlin
Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Prosserman Centre for Health Research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Andrew Paterson
Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
George Wells
Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Isabel Fortier
Genome Quebec & P3G Observatory, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Matthew Freedman
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Maja Zecevic
Senior Editor, Lancet, New York, New York, United States of America
Richard King
former Editor, Genetics in Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Claire Infante-Rivard
Canada Research Chair-James McGill Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alex Stewart
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jlittle@uottawa.ca

Competing Interests

Seven of the authors are, or have been, editors of journals. Dr. Cohen was formerly Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine. Dr. Davey-Smith is Editor of the International Journal of Epidemiology. Robin Williamson is Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics. Dr. Golding is Editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. van Duijn is Editor of the European Journal of Epidemiology. Maja Zecevic is Senior Editor, Lancet. Dr. King was formerly Editor of Genetics in Medicine. We were unable to contact Barbara Cohen, listed as an author of this paper, to confirm her involvement in the latest version. The corresponding author, Julian Little, has therefore supplied the information regarding her contribution to the manuscript and her competing interests and it is correct to the best of his knowledge. The authors are not aware of any other potential conflict of interest associated with this manuscript.