The COMET Initiative database is a repository of studies relevant to the development of core outcome sets (COS). Use of the website continues to increase, with more than 16,500 visits in 2014 (36 % increase over 2013), 12,257 unique visitors (47 % increase), 9780 new visitors (43 % increase) and a rise in the proportion of visits from outside the UK (8565 visits; 51 % of all visits). By December 2014, a total of 6588 searches had been completed, with 2383 in 2014 alone (11 % increase). The growing awareness of the need for COS is reflected in the website and database usage figures.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s13063-015-1038-x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trials

Publication Date

11/11/2015

Volume

16

Keywords

Access to Information, Clinical Trials as Topic, Cooperative Behavior, Databases, Factual, Forecasting, Humans, Information Dissemination, International Cooperation, Internet