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

    Table 1: Rigor

    EthicsIRB: Participant recruitment and study design: Pregnant individuals at two tertiary care centers were approached for enrollment in the COVID-19 pregnancy biorepository study between January 2021 and September 2021, Protocol #2020P003538, approved by Mass General Brigham Institutional Review Board (IRB).
    Consent: Eligible participants were pregnant, greater than or equal to 18 years old, able to provide informed consent, and receiving the Ad26.COV2.S, mRNA-1273, or BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.
    Cell Line Authenticationnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Antibodies
    SentencesResources
    Bead-based functional assays: For antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis (ADCP), antibody-dependent neutrophil phagocytosis (ADNP) and antibody-dependent complement deposition (ADCD), D614G Spike was biotinylated using Sulfo-NHS-LC-LC biotin (Thermo Fisher Scientific) and desalted using Zeba Columns (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
    antibody-dependent neutrophil phagocytosis ( ADNP
    suggested: None
    antibody-dependent complement deposition ( ADCD)
    suggested: None
    Sulfo-NHS-LC-LC biotin
    suggested: None
    Multiplexed Luminex Assay: A multiplexed Luminex assay was used to determine the relative concentration of antigen-specific antibody isotype and subclass titer and Fc receptor binding.
    antigen-specific antibody isotype and subclass titer and Fc receptor binding .
    suggested: None
    Antigen-specific antibody isotypes were measured using PE-coupled mouse anti-human antibodies (Southern Biotech) specific for each specific isotype.
    Antigen-specific
    suggested: None
    anti-human antibodies
    suggested: None
    Plates were washed, and a horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated goat anti-human IgG antibody (Bethyl Laboratories) was added for detection of Spike-specific IgG.
    anti-human IgG
    suggested: None
    Experimental Models: Cell Lines
    SentencesResources
    For ADCP, THP-1 cells (ATCC) were added to plates at a concentration of 2.5Γ—104 cells/mL.
    THP-1
    suggested: None
    Software and Algorithms
    SentencesResources
    Statistical analysis: For univariate analysis, statistics were calculated using GraphPad Prism version 8.0.
    GraphPad Prism
    suggested: (GraphPad Prism, RRID:SCR_002798)

    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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