Checklist for One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE)
A new tool for the design and authorship of One Health studies is now available to researchers after publication in the journal One Health. The twin aims of the COHERE standards are to 1) improve the quality of reporting of observational or interventional epidemiology studies that integrate data from humans, animals and/or vectors, and their environments; and 2) to promote the concept that One Health studies should collect and integrate data from these three domains. The Checklist for One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE) was designed in the style of the widely-used research tool STROBE (STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology). The authorship team of COHERE includes both well established and rising One Health researchers from multiple disciplines. In addition to the authorship team, international experts were consulted for external review prior to manuscript submission. Inclusion of many experts in the process has resulted in a robust and unique tool that many believe has been “greatly needed.” The authors intend that this be a “living document” which is revised as needed, and encourage users of the tool to provide feedback via the corresponding author.
Visit the COHERE Home page at http://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/cohere
by Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH
posted July 19, 2017