The COMET initiative database: progress and activities update (2014)

Elizabeth Gargon*, Paula R. Williamson, Doug G. Altman, Jane M. Blazeby, Mike Clarke

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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 languageEnglish
Article number515
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2015


  • Core outcome set
  • Database
  • Resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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