Received: 1 March 2021
Accepted: 13 September 2021
First Online: 17 October 2021
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: CS, JdB, JH, PL, PD, and MS are members of the UK EQUATOR Centre, which is part of the EQUATOR Network. The EQUATOR Network’s goal is to improve the quality and transparency of health research, primarily through the promotion of reporting guidelines.JH is founder and director of PNLP Ltd, the company that makes Penelope.ai.