TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Replication)

The quality of description of interventions in publications is poor. However without details of the intervention, clinicians cannot use effective interventions in practice and other researchers cannot replicate, build upon or reliably synthesis findings.

With the objective of improving the completeness of reporting, and ultimately the replicability, of interventions, a reporting guideline was developed. The reporting checklist is entitled TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Replication). It is an extension of item 5 of the CONSORT 2010 statement and item 11 of the SPIRIT 2013 statement

A tool to guide you through completing each of the TIDieR Checklist items and produce a document which summarises your intervention is now available: http://www.tidierguide.org/#/author-tool

The guidance paper, checklist and details on its development are here: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1687

The TIDieR checklist in a Word template and translated versions (French, German) are here: http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/tidier/