We emphasize the need to ensure both the direct relevance of the issues being addressed and of the STRATOS outputs to the wider community of data analysts working in different fields of empirical research, and the efficient dissemination of the guidance documents to this community. Collaboration with well established scientific organizations will play an essential role. We are linked to the

It is intended to establish formal links with other international societies and research organizations, including:

as well as with other, ongoing initiatives that typically focus on more specialized issues or fields of study, many of which also involve STRATOS members, such as: