PROSPERO database celebrates 10,000 published records (and counting!)

PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews produced by Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York now holds over 10,000 published records.

PROSPERO is helping reduce unplanned duplication and encouraging greater information sharing and collaboration worldwide. Registration increases transparency and helps safeguard against selective reporting; allowing  readers to compare published research with what was planned at the outset.

Professor Dame Sally C. Davies FRS FMedsci, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health, said:

“Reaching over 10,000 registrations on PROSPERO is a great achievement. Through the National Institute for Health Research we are proud to be leading the world on transparency and making sure the best quality evidence is available to avoid duplicate reviews.”

“By promoting transparency, NIHR has already been able to avoid commissioning duplicate reviews.”

For more information go to PROSPERO http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/

To view the 10,000 record go to: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015027843

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of PROSPERO.