The CONSERVE 2021 Statement for reporting changes in studies
September 7, 2021
A clinical study may undergo important modifications in response to extenuating circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The CONSERVE* 2021 Statement offers guidance for writing clinical study reports (CSRs) and clinical study protocols (CSPs) related to studies that undergo modifications that:
- have substantial implications at a scientific, ethical, feasibility, inferential or analytical level; and
- were prompted by unavoidable situations beyond the control of study investigators, sponsors, or funders.
CONSERVE 2021 is an extension to the core CONSORT 2010 and SPIRIT 2013 statements; it should be used in conjunction with these statements and their explanatory materials.
The CONSERVE statement incorporates:
The aim is to transparently report which extenuating circumstances have led to important modifications in randomized trials and trial protocols.
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*CONSORT and SPIRIT Extension for RCTs Revised in Extenuating Circumstances