CONSORT-SPI: A CONSORT Extension for Social and Psychological Interventions


Phase 1: Project Launch

Status: Complete

Phase 2: Delphi Process

International consultation to inform guideline content

Status: Complete

Phase 3: Consensus Meeting

Formal meeting to decide guideline content

Status: Complete

Phase 4: Write-Up of Guideline

  • Checklist document
  • Explanation and Elaboration (E&E)

Status: In progress

Phase 5: Dissemination

  • Publish guidelines
  • Journal endorsement
  • Presentations

Status: Summer 2015


To create a reporting guideline for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of social and psychological interventions.

This CONSORT Extension is a collaboration of the Centre for Evidence Based Intervention at the University of Oxford, the Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness at University College London, and the Institute of Child Care Research at Queen’s University Belfast, in association with the CONSORT Group. This project is funded by a research grant from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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