1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.22.21261008: (What is this?)

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    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsField Sample Permit: Authorised representatives of the sponsoring institution as well as representatives from the human research ethics committees, research governance office and regulatory agencies may inspect all documents and records required to be maintained by the CPI in this study.
    IRB: Authorised representatives of the sponsoring institution as well as representatives from the human research ethics committees, research governance office and regulatory agencies may inspect all documents and records required to be maintained by the CPI in this study.
    Consent: Local site study documents will be stored for at least 15 years and will not be destroyed without the written consent of the CPI.
    Sex as a biological variableLevel 4 centres provide local care for low-risk mothers and babies including births from 34 weeks’ gestation.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Software and Algorithms
    SentencesResources
    Study data will be collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools [12] hosted at The University of Melbourne.
    REDCap
    suggested: (REDCap, RRID:SCR_003445)
    Deidentified individual patient-level data on ≤ 100 fields will be analysed in STATA SE v16 [13].
    STATA
    suggested: (Stata, RRID:SCR_012763)

    Results from OddPub: Thank you for sharing your data.


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    However, there are limitations to the data collection methods, including missing data on planned home births, private hospital births, and COVID-19 infection rates in pregnancy. There are also hospital-specific variations to the many data collection fields, requiring manual recoding and collation before indicators can be generated. There are potential risks related to data security. However, as no personally-identifying information will be collected in this study, there is no possibility of breaches of privacy or confidentiality. The risks to the successful conduct of the study include inadequate health service resources to collect and submit the data or insufficient study resources to clean and analyse data on a continuous basis. We have designed this study to leverage existing routine data reporting tools to minimise the burden on health services. We have also obtained philanthropic and University funding to support the central data management and report generation (see Funding declarations).

    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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