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Reporting guidelines for human microbiome research: the STORMS checklist

Item Type:Article
Title:Reporting guidelines for human microbiome research: the STORMS checklist
Creators Name:Mirzayi, C. and Renson, A. and Zohra, F. and Elsafoury, S. and Geistlinger, L. and Kasselman, L.J. and Eckenrode, K. and van de Wijgert, J. and Loughman, A. and Marques, F.Z. and MacIntyre, D.A. and Arumugam, M. and Azhar, R. and Beghini, F. and Bergstrom, K. and Bhatt, A. and Bisanz, J.E. and Braun, J. and Bravo, H.C. and Buck, G.A. and Bushman, F. and Casero, D. and Clarke, G. and Collado, M.C. and Cotter, P.D. and Cryan, J.F. and Demmer, R.T. and Devkota, S. and Elinav, E. and Escobar, J.S. and Fettweis, J. and Finn, R.D. and Fodor, A.A. and Forslund, S. and Franke, A. and Furlanello, C. and Gilbert, J. and Grice, E. and Haibe-Kains, B. and Handley, S. and Herd, P. and Holmes, S. and Jacobs, J.P. and Karstens, L. and Knight, R. and Knights, D. and Koren, O. and Kwon, D.S. and Langille, M. and Lindsay, B. and McGovern, D. and McHardy, A.C. and McWeeney, S. and Mueller, N.T. and Nezi, L. and Olm, M. and Palm, N. and Pasolli, E. and Raes, J. and Redinbo, M.R. and Rühlemann, M. and Balfour Sartor, R and Schloss, P.D. and Schriml, L. and Segal, E. and Shardell, M. and Sharpton, T. and Smirnova, E. and Sokol, H. and Sonnenburg, J.L. and Srinivasan, S. and Thingholm, L.B. and Turnbaugh, P.J. and Upadhyay, V. and Walls, R.L. and Wilmes, P. and Yamada, T. and Zeller, G. and Zhang, M. and Zhao, N. and Zhao, L. and Bao, W. and Culhane, A. and Devanarayan, V. and Dopazo, J. and Fan, X. and Fischer, M. and Jones, W. and Kusko, R. and Mason, C.E. and Mercer, T.R. and Sansone, S.A. and Scherer, A. and Shi, L. and Thakkar, S. and Tong, W. and Wolfinger, R. and Hunter, C. and Segata, N. and Huttenhower, C. and Dowd, J.B. and Jones, H.E. and Waldron, L.
Abstract:The particularly interdisciplinary nature of human microbiome research makes the organization and reporting of results spanning epidemiology, biology, bioinformatics, translational medicine and statistics a challenge. Commonly used reporting guidelines for observational or genetic epidemiology studies lack key features specific to microbiome studies. Therefore, a multidisciplinary group of microbiome epidemiology researchers adapted guidelines for observational and genetic studies to culture-independent human microbiome studies, and also developed new reporting elements for laboratory, bioinformatics and statistical analyses tailored to microbiome studies. The resulting tool, called 'Strengthening The Organization and Reporting of Microbiome Studies' (STORMS), is composed of a 17-item checklist organized into six sections that correspond to the typical sections of a scientific publication, presented as an editable table for inclusion in supplementary materials. The STORMS checklist provides guidance for concise and complete reporting of microbiome studies that will facilitate manuscript preparation, peer review, and reader comprehension of publications and comparative analysis of published results.
Keywords:Computational Biology, Dysbiosis, Microbiota, Observational Studies as Topic, Research Design, Biomedical Translational Science
Source:Nature Medicine
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Page Range:1885-1892
Date:November 2021
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01552-x
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