ELTR publications rules

    Regulations for ELTR-based Studies and Publications


    1. The ELTR data are available to ELITA members who’s center is regularly contributing the ELTR. Data can be used to perform scientific studies which should preferably lead to a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

      • Requests from non-ELITA members: becoming an ELITA member is strongly recommended. Non-members will be asked to pay a fee for the statistical work and an ELITA board member should be involved in the study.
      • Requests from non-ELTR centers: an ELTR center should be involved in the study.
      • Requests from third parties: third parties will be asked to pay a fee for the collection of requested data and/or for statistical evaluation of the work. An ELITA board member should be involved in a study concerning clinical issues.

    2. To obtain the data, a written request should be addressed to the ELITA Secretary with copy to the ELTR custodian. The request should contain:

      • Title and description of the study
      • Supporting letter by the program director
      • Names and affiliations of the investigators (max. 3)
      • A disclosure statement regarding potential conflicts of interest (such as financial affiliations with pharmaceutical companies

    3. One of the authors should be a recognized specialist in the subject

    4. Authorship of any publication based on ELTR data (abstracts or full papers) is regulated as follows:

      • First, second and last authorship for those performing the study
      • Third authorship to the custodian of ELTR
      • Fourth authorship to be decided by the ELITA board (person who proof reads the paper)
      • As many authors as possible (this means as allowed by the journal), one per center, according to the number of patients included in the study
      • After the last author the statement ’for the European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA)
      • All centers that have participated with patients in the study, should be listed in a footnote or appendix, mentioning the program director and one of the collaborators
      • These rules also apply when only part of the published data is available from the ELTR database

    5. Manuscripts should always be presented to the ELITA Board for approval prior to submission

    6. The choice for a journal is made in agreement with the Board of ELITA

    7. In case the requested data is not (completely) available through the ELTR database, it is allowed to approach ELTR centers for additional data. A request to the centers should be on ELITA /ELTR letterhead and should be co-signed by one of the ELITA Board members and by the ELTR custodian.

    Similar rules account for abstracts to congresses