CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health initiative (CROWN)

Khalid S Khan
United Kingdom
CROWN team members in GAIA PHASE II: Khalid S Khan and Ewelina Rogozinska.

The CROWN (CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health) initiative established in 2014 is a journal-led initiative, with over 80 journals involved, to encourage the creation and implantation of core outcome sets in women’s and newborn health research. The initiative was launched with an editorial, republished in over 50 OBGYN journals, which listed following aims of the initiative:

  1. Form a consortium among all gynaecology-obstetrics and related journals to promote core outcome sets in all areas of our speciality.
  2. Encourage researchers to develop core outcome sets using robust consensus methodology involving multiple stakeholders, including patients.
  3. Strongly encourage the reporting of results for core outcome sets.
  4. Organise robust peer-review and effective dissemination of manuscripts describing core outcome sets.
  5. Facilitate embedding of core outcome sets in research practice, working closely with researchers, reviewers, funders and guideline makers.

Contribution to the consortium

CROWN is uniquely positioned to raise awareness and disseminate GAIA outputs across journals with its global network of journal editors in the field.