1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.21.21260823: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: Approval from Institutional Review Boards (IRB): The study is approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (#55/2020), BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India (# 63/2020); and all the 18 participating study sites under Medical Education and Drugs Department of Government of Maharashtra.
    Consent: The Institutional Ethics Committees granted a waiver of consent as the data is collected from the medical case records.
    Field Sample Permit: Data collected from different study sites will be kept separately and only specific individuals within a research team will be able to access and edit the data.
    Sex as a biological variableThe PregCovid registry is a prospective, hospital-based study designed to capture hospital data of pregnant and post-partum women with COVID-19 and their newborns.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Software and Algorithms
    Data pooling and statistical analysis will be carried out using MS Excel and SPSS version 26 (SPSS South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India).
    suggested: (SPSS, RRID:SCR_002865)

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).

    Results from LimitationRecognizer: An explicit section about the limitations of the techniques employed in this study was not found. We encourage authors to address study limitations.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.

    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.

    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.

    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.

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