About the Authors
- Hugh MacPherson
- Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
- Douglas G. Altman
- Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Richard Hammerschlag
- Department of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
- Li Youping, Wu Taixiang
- Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
- Adrian White
- Primary Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
- David Moher
- Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
AW is employed by the British Medical Acupuncture Society as Editor of Acupuncture in Medicine. DM is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.
ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HM DGA RH LY WT AW DM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: HM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: HM DGA RH LY WT AW DM. Reviewed Delphi process responses: RH. Helped organize the workshop that finalized the STRICTA revisions: RH.