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Table 5 Example descriptors that can be used to characterize confidence in the strength of the evidence after integration across data streams

From: A proposed framework for the systematic review and integrated assessment (SYRINA) of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Descriptor Explanation
Strong Future research might make estimates of effect size more precise but are unlikely to show these findings to be a false positive.
Moderate Although the evidence might be suggestive of an effect, overall it cannot be judged with any confidence whether this effect is real or not; future research may show this to be a false positive.
Weak There is insufficient evidence for inferring that exposure to the compound is associated with the (adverse) effect. Importantly, we note that this is not equivalent to inferring that the compound is not associated with the (adverse) effect.
No data No studies available.