The study team would like to thank all those COS-STAP Group members who contributed to the consensus meeting and to those who took part in the Delphi survey exercise. Those acknowledged provided permission to be mentioned as participants in the development of the COS-STAP Statement.
The COS-STAP Group contributors to COS-STAP: Adrian Aldcroft (BMJ Open, UK); Heather Bagley (University of Liverpool, UK); Bronwen Connolly (Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK); Sarah Gorst (University of Liverpool, UK) [consensus meeting note-taker]; Jamie J Kirkham (University of Liverpool, UK) [consensus meeting chair]; Tianjing Li (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA); Karen Matvienko-Sikar (University College Cork, Ireland); Victoria Thomas (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK); Sean Tunis (Center for Medical Technology Policy, USA); Paula R Williamson (University of Liverpool, UK).
Delphi participants: Samuel O Adegbola, Murad Alam, Bilal Alkhaffaf, Graeme Ambler, Christopher Andersen, Alex Aquilina, Nehlig Astrid, Laurent Audige, Anssi Auvinen, Heather Bagley, Catherine Ball, Gavin Barlow, Dimitri Beeckman, Jane Blazeby, Delia Bogdanet, Oliver Boney, Iain Bruce, Helen Bulbeck, Molly Byrne, Gabrielle Carlson, Nancy Chescheir, Alessandro Chiarotto, Mike Clarke, Elizabeth Clearfield, Bronwen Connolly, Liam Convie, Marielle Coolsen, Karen Coulman, Simon Craig, Tom Crocker, Holly Crudgington, Mat Daniel, Oliver Daly, Mandy Daly, Bernard Dan, Alastair Denniston, Declan Devane, Dennis Donovan, Anne Eady, Simon Eaton, Aoife Egan, Viktoria Eleftheriadou, Bridie Evans, Ricardo M Fernandes, Lewis First, Rebecca Fish, Marc Fisher, Louise Gerbens, Georgina Gethin, Melissa Gladstone, Jörg Goldhahn, Ana-Carolina Goncalves, Hilary Grocott, Trish Groves, Robert Gunzburg, Gill Gyte, Peter Hagell, David Haas, Deborah Hall, Nigel Hall, Nicola Harman, Amy Hoang-Kim, Marc C Hochberg, Carol Hodgson, Chris Hylton, Reginster Jy, Lauren E Kelly, Tim Kirkpatrick, Simon Knight, Angelos Kolias, Jan Kottner, Hanneke van Laarhoven, Mariange Lavanalli, Donato G Leo, Geng Li, Sarah Mackie, A Kinga Malinowski, Miriam Marks, John Marshall, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Liza McCann, Angus McNair, Clare van Miert, Anna Millar, Anthony B Miller, Richard Morley, Chris Morris, Marcus Munafo, George Murphy, Dale M Needham, Jim Neilson, Ana-Maria Orbai, Valerie Page, Beth Potter, Jelmer Prins, Cecilia AC Prinsen, Ruijin Qiu, Jonathan Rees, Philip Riley, Suzanne Ringrow, Fiona Rowe, Nicolino Ruperto, Kapil Sahnan, Falk Schwendicke, Gillian Shorter, Jean R Slutsky, Maureen Smith, Paul Smith, Susan Smith, Nisaharan Srikandarajah, Allen Stevenson, Marc Swiontkowski, Hania Szajewska, Jo Taylor, Caroline Terwee, Victoria Thomas, Robin van Tol, Philip Toozs-Hobson, Peter Tugwell, Natasha Tyler, Janneke Vanthooft, Arianne P Verhagen, Julien Viau-Lapointe, Tanya Walsh, Aoife Waters, James Webbe, Lucy Webster, Robert West, Katherine Whitehouse, William Whitehouse, Paula Williamson, Francesca Wuytack, Til Wykes, Vikki Wylde, Amber Young, Sofia Zambrano, Jingbo Zhai.
Financial support for the COS-STAR consensus meeting was provided by the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research (MR/K025635/1). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.
Availability of data and materials
The Delphi survey results and consensus meeting discussions supporting the development of this guideline Statement are included within the article and its additional files.