Mike Clarke
Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK, (Chair)
Malcolm Macleod
Division of Clinical Neurosciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh; Florey Neurosciences Unit, Melbourne, Australia; Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data in Experimental Studies (CAMARADES).

The PROSPERO Advisory Group Statement of Founding Principles centres on free access both to register and search the database and being as inclusive as possible while achieving the key aims of avoiding duplication and minimising bias in systematic reviews.


The Advisory Board would like to thank Alison Booth, Jimmy Christie and Mark Pettigrew for their invaluable work in the development and implementation of PROSPERO.

Methodological research using PROSPERO data

PROSPERO is creating opportunities for methodological research. The information being collected and published in PROSPERO will be of interest to many. As a matter of courtesy and in order to avoid duplication of effort, we ask that anyone planning research using PROSPERO data provide us with brief details of their work so we can record it here. Publications or presentations that use information obtained from PROSPERO should cite and acknowledge PROSPERO as the source of data. We would appreciate receiving details of such publications so that we can link to them from these pages.