Cohere guidelines

COHR hosts the Checklist of One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE) guidelines, a research tool for reporting One Health studies.

The COHERE guidelines are registered on the EQUATOR network of study guideline and are adapted from STROBE (STRrengthening 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 this to be a “living document” that is revised as needed. Users are encouraged to provide feedback via the corresponding author.

The goals of the COHERE guidelines are to:

  1. Improve the quality of reporting of observational epidemiology studies integrating data on humans, animals and/or vectors and their shared environments.
  2. Promote the concept that One Health studies should integrate data from these three sectors.

The COHERE framework

This open-access journal article published in the journal One Health provides the background and theory of the COHERE checklist: Checklist for One Health Epidemiological Reporting of Evidence (COHERE)

Authors: Meghan F. Davis, Shelley C. Rankin, Janna M. Schurer, Stephen Cole, Lisa Conti, Peter Rabinowitz for the COHERE Expert Review Group

Studies that cite COHERE


If you have cited COHERE in your work and do not see your study listed in the link above, please email Meghan Davis with the paper and formatted citation.