Ensuring best practice in genomics education and evaluation: reporting item standards for education and its evaluation in genomics (RISE2 Genomics)

Amy Nisselle, Monika Janinski, Melissa Martyn, Nadia Kaunein, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Andrea Belcher, John Bernat, Stephanie Best, Michelle Bishop, Agnes Dodds, June Carroll, Martina Cornel, Vajira Dissanayake, Kate Dunlop, Gunjan Garg, Russell Gear, Debra Graves, Ken Knight, Bruce Korf, Dhavendra KumarMercy Laurino, Alan Ma, Jane Maguire, Andrew Mallett, Maria McCarthy, Alison McEwen, Nicola Mulder, Chirag Patel, Catherine Quinlan, Kate Reed, Erin Rooney Riggs, Ingrid Sinnerbrink, Anna Slavotinek, Vijayaprakash Suppiah, Bronwyn Terrill, Edward Tobias, Emma Tonkin, Steve Trumble, Tina-Marie Wessels, Brenda Wilson, Sylvia Metcalfe, Helen Jordan, Clara Gaff

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PURPOSE: Widespread, quality genomics education for health professionals is required to create a competent genomic workforce. A lack of standards for reporting genomics education and evaluation limits the evidence base for replication and comparison. We therefore undertook a consensus process to develop a recommended minimum set of information to support consistent reporting of design, development, delivery, and evaluation of genomics education interventions.

METHODS: Draft standards were derived from literature (25 items from 21 publications). Thirty-six international experts were purposively recruited for three rounds of a modified Delphi process to reach consensus on relevance, clarity, comprehensiveness, utility, and design.

RESULTS: The final standards include 18 items relating to development and delivery of genomics education interventions, 12 relating to evaluation, and 1 on stakeholder engagement.

CONCLUSION: These Reporting Item Standards for Education and its Evaluation in Genomics (RISE2 Genomics) are intended to be widely applicable across settings and health professions. Their use by those involved in reporting genomics education interventions and evaluation, as well as adoption by journals and policy makers as the expected standard, will support greater transparency, consistency, and comprehensiveness of reporting. Consequently, the genomics education evidence base will be more robust, enabling high-quality education and evaluation across diverse settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1365
Number of pages10
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Issue number7
Early online date6 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • genomic medicine
  • genomics education
  • evaluation
  • reporting
  • standards


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