Plain language resources

The Core Outcome Set / COMET plain language summary explains what outcomes are and the problems with using different outcomes in research. It also explains what core outcomes sets are, including how they are developed, and it sets out what the COMET Initiative is trying to achieve. You can download the Summary here.


The Delphi Process plain language summary explains what outcomes and consensus processes are and what happens in a Delphi process. You can download the Summary here.


The Core Outcome Set video – This animation explains why core outcome sets are needed, what they are and how they are developed. You can watch the video here.