1. To explore the need for a reporting guideline for research priority setting exercises.
2. To discuss checklist items for a reporting guideline for research priority setting exercises.
Background: Concerns about approximately 85% of biomedical research being wasted has led to a flood of priority-setting exercises, not only to prevent conduct of redundant research, but also to ensure optimum usage of resources. The reporting quality of priority-setting exercises, as with other publication types, might vary, hampering the ability to see how priorities were set to ensure transparency and accountability for the process.
Description: The workshop will start with a presentation on a suggested structure for reporting a research priority-setting exercise giving examples from the literature. Following this, participants will have a hands-on exercise to evaluate reporting of certain articles on this topic. We finish the session with a facilitated discussion to develop a draft for reporting items for research priority setting.