A lack of standards for reporting genomics education and evaluation limited replication of genomics education interventions and across health professions and settings. Consistent reporting enables better analysis of outcomes and comparisons across programs.
We undertook a rigorous process of literature review and consensus methodology with 43 international experts to develop the Reporting Item Standards for Education and its Evaluation in Genomics (RISE2 Genomics).
The standards have been endorsed by the international EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network, as well as the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance. We’re now working with other societies and journals internationally to promote and endorse RISE2 Genomics as the expected standards to report genomics education and evaluation.
The standards can be used by educators, health services, journals and policy makers to support consistency and comprehensiveness of reporting. This will ultimately support high-quality education and evaluation across diverse settings.