Informed Consent

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* The purpose of this research project is to better understand the use of and attitudes towards the STrenghtening the Reporting of OBservational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement (, a reporting guideline for cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies. 

This research project is conducted by Melissa Sharp, a doctoral student at the University of Split and Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité.

You can participate in this study if, you currently work on or within the past 10 years have  worked on manuscripts reporting the results of observational studies (e.g., cohort, case-control, cross-sectional). You do not need to know anything about the STROBE Statement to participate.  

Your participation includes completing an online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes. Survey questions will be about your interactions with STROBE, your understanding of its use, and your perceptions towards the Statement.

Your participation in this research study is voluntary and you can choose to not participate. You can withdraw your participation at any time. Your responses will be confidential and results of this study will only be published in the aggregate. All data are stored in a password-protected electronic format and are only accessible by those directly involved in the project.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Melissa Sharp (; or Pr. Darko Hren ( This study project has been approved by the University of Split ethics committee.

Please select your consent choice below.

By agreeing to participate. You have....
  • Read the above information about the study
  • Are voluntarily agreeing to participate
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are currently work on or within the past 10 years have worked on manuscripts reporting the results of observational studies

7% of survey complete.