Author Contributions: Dr Haynes had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Haynes, Cotoi, Holland, Wilczynski, McKibbon.
Acquisition of data: Haynes, Cotoi, Holland, Walters, Jedraszewski, McKinlay, Parrish, McKibbon.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Haynes, McKinlay.
Drafting of the manuscript: Haynes, Cotoi, Holland, Wilczynski, Parrish.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Haynes, Walters, Wilczynski, Jedraszewski, McKinlay, McKibbon.
Statistical analysis: Haynes, McKinlay.
Obtained funding: Haynes.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Cotoi, Holland, Walters, Jedraszewski, Parrish, McKibbon.
Study supervision: Haynes, Wilczynski.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Haynes did not receive remuneration for his roles in developing MORE or PLUS. He is the Editor of ACP Journal Club , for which he receives remuneration from the American College of Physicians, and Co-Editor of Evidence-Based Medicine , for which he receives remuneration from the BMJ Publishing Group. He is project director for BMJUpdates+ and MEDSCAPE Best Evidence Alerts, for which he also receives remuneration. All of the coauthors have been employed in part by contracts between the funders or the in-kind supporters of the project, as named above, and McMaster University, which holds the intellectual property rights for MORE and PLUS.
Funding/Support: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (funds supported the development of the MORE rating system and PLUS system); Canadian Institutes of Health Research (funds supported the evaluation of the rating and literature service). In-kind supporters: The American College of Physicians and the BMJ Publishing Group (both supported the initial critical appraisal process); Ovid Technologies Inc (provided means for the investigators to create links from PLUS to Ovid's full-text journal articles and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews ). PLUS was created as an adjunct to the Northern Ontario Virtual Library digital library service, and provided free to physician trial participants in Northern Ontario with development funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care and trial funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Role of the Sponsors: Funders and supporters had no role in the design, execution, analysis, or interpretation of the study, or preparation or approval of the manuscript.
Previous Presentation: Presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication; September 16, 2005; Chicago, Ill.
Members of the Premium Literature Service Project: principal investigator (Dr Haynes), project manager (Ms Wilczynski), chief software developer (Mr Cotoi), informatics specialist (Ms Holland), data analyst (Mr McKinlay), database manager (Ms Jedraszewski), research assistant (Ms Walters), information scientist (Dr McKibbon), C. Walker-Dilks (research associate), A. Eady (research associate), S. Marks (research associate), S. Werre (research associate), M. Kastner (research associate), S. Wong (research associate), N. Bordignon (editorial assistant), L. Gunderman (editorial assistant), N. Brown (information technology support), R. Parrish (software developer).
Collaborators: Northwestern Ontario Medical Program, Northeastern Ontario Medical Education Corporation, and Northern Ontario Virtual Library (all now integrated into the Northern Ontario School of Medicine).