1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.21.21260928: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: Study approval: This prospective observational study was conducted at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), Switzerland according to the principles of Good Clinical Practice and was approved by the Geneva Cantonal Ethics Commission (2021-00430).
    Consent: Informed consent was obtained from all participants.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    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: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    Limitations of our study include the small sample size and the short follow-up after vaccination. We also were not able to correlate T cell findings with clinical protection as the study was not designed to measure efficacy, which is pivotal in the identification of vaccine-responders and the indication for a potential third vaccine dose. Strengths of our study is the prospective design and the ability to evaluate two patient populations under anti-CD20 therapy who have different underlying conditions that do both not greatly affect other axes of immune responses, such as in poly-immunosuppressed patients, or those suffering from lymphoma or leukemia. In summary, our study suggests that patients with anti-CD20 treatment are able to mount potent T-cell responses to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines similar to immunocompetent controls. Although patients treated with anti-CD20 treatment have decreased humoral responses to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, elicited T-cell memory response could reduce complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection in this vulnerable population.

    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: Please consider improving the rainbow (“jet”) colormap(s) used on page 15. At least one figure is not accessible to readers with colorblindness and/or is not true to the data, i.e. not perceptually uniform.


    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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