COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments
COSMIN is an initiative of an international multidisciplinary team of researchers with a background in epidemiology, psychometrics, medicine, qualitative research, and health care, who have expertise in the development and evaluation of outcome measurement instruments.
We call for standardization of outcomes and outcome measurement instrument selection by developing core outcome sets (COS) and universally applicable IRT-based instruments.
Goals of the COSMIN initiative
Advance the science and application of health outcome measurement
Develop new and update existing methodology and practical tools for the selection and use of outcome measurement instruments for research and clinical practice
Monitor and maintain the scientific quality of COSMIN tools
Encourage widespread adoption of the COSMIN methodology
Call for standardization of outcomes and outcome measurement instruments by developing Core Outcome Sets (COS) and COS methodology