EPHect Standard Surgical Form (SSF)

The standard surgical form (SSF) is a tool that enables surgeons to quickly record surgical findings in a standardised manner and to match these with clinical data and any biospecimens collected. The forms are availble here:

The SSF is available in REDCap. Please contact us if you require assistance using the SSF.


Christian M Becker, Marc R Laufer, Pamela Stratton, Lone Hummelshoj, Stacey A Missmer, Krina T Zondervan, G David Adamson; WERF EPHect Working Group. World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonisation Project: I. Surgical phenotype data collection in endometriosis research. Fertil Steril 2014;102(5):1213-1222


Investigators using the EPHect tools are asked, please, to include the following acknowledgment in all publications and presentations that utilise data collected using the EPHect questionnaires, forms, or standard operation procedures:
"Data collection was facilitated by and conducted in compliance with the Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonisation Project (EPHect)."

Please also cite the above paper whenever data collected utilising these protocols are published.

In addition, investigators whose data collection tools or methods include alterations to the EPHect protocols are asked, please, to describe those changes in the Methods section of manuscripts and when presenting their study results.

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