Human Rights Policy and Patient Consent
International Dental & Medical Journal of Advanced Research encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial registered & bearing a clinical trial registration number and name of the trial.
Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki.
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Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT statement.
All randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trial flow chart (please go to http://www.consort-statement.org/ for more information). The IDMJAR has adopted the ICMJE proposal that requires, as a condition of consideration for publication of clinical trials, registration in a public trials registry. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrolment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article.
For this purpose, a clinical trial is defined as any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects of health outcomes. Health-related interventions include any intervention used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome (for example drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, dietary interventions and process-of-care changes). Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patient’s participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events.
Purely observational studies (those in which the assignment of the medical intervention is not at the discretion of the investigator) will not require registration. Further information can be found at www.icmje.org
Moher D, Schulz KF, Altman DG: The CONSORT Statement: Revised Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Reports of Parallel-Group Randomized Trials. Ann Intern Med. 2001; 134:657-662 Available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html