Poor reporting of research methods and findings is a major factor that influences the reliability and reproducibility of scientific studies, including those involving animals. The ARRIVE guidelines were developed in 2010 to promote transparent reporting. Ten years on, despite widespread endorsement of the guidelines by the scientific community, including over a thousand journals, funders and universities, there is limited evidence that the quality of reporting in publications describing in vivo experiments has improved.
We have revised the guidelines to facilitate their uptake and their use in practice. The recommendations in ARRIVE 2.0 have been reorganised, updated and they are now prioritised in two groups to highlight the most important information. The “ARRIVE Essential 10” constitute the basic minimum to include in a manuscript to enable reviewers and readers to assess the reliability of the findings, and the complementary “Recommended Set” provides context to the study. The aim is for the scientific community to focus initial efforts on the Essential 10, with the Recommended Set subsequently adopted as best reporting practice.
This 45min webinar will be presented by Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert and will include Q&As. The presentation will introduce the ARRIVE guidelines 2.0, explain the importance of reporting the critical information covered in the Essential 10, and present the range of resources available.
A recording of this webinar is now available to view on YouTube.