This chapter proposes and justifies a set of guiding principles for reporting results of genetic association studies. The epidemiology community has recently developed the STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement for cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies. Given the relevance of general epidemiologic principles for genetic association studies, recommendations are proposed in an extension of the STROBE Statement called the STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association studies (STREGA) Statement. The recommendations of the STROBE Statement have a strong foundation because they are based on empirical evidence on the reporting of observational studies, and because they involved extensive consultations in the epidemiologic research community.

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Little, J., Higgins, J., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Moher, D., Gagnon, F., Elm, E. V., … Birkett, N. (2010). STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association studies (STREGA)-an extension of the STROBE statement. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.003.0010