STRATOS is closely connected to the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics. However, for broader acceptance it is important to develop closer contacts to several other scientific societies and initiatives working in similar areas, including the societies regrouping potential end-users (e.g. epidemiologists, clinical researchers). Cooperation with larger projects using statistical methods relevant in the STRATOS initiative will increase the impact of our initiative efforts on practice of data analysis and its international ‘visibility’ and recognition . See http://www.stratos-initiative.org/links. This panel (CP) will work closely with the Knowledge Translation panel (TP).