The Cochrane Scientific Committee (CSC) is a new body with responsibility for making scientific decisions about the implementation of new methods for Cochrane Reviews. This committee will build up an agenda of priority methods for future implementation. From time to time Cochrane members will have the opportunity to submit methodological items to the committee. Examples of submitted items will include methodological improvements or tool development, new methods, or methods offering different approaches. Submissions should involve methods or methods related development deemed important to improve the quality and credibility of Cochrane Reviews, or methods Cochrane should employ, or does, but there are differences of opinion on approach. We will only need brief information for the CSC members to make a judgement about importance, value and priority to Cochrane and its future development. We will respond to all submissions with the committee's decision and, may request further information and attendance at a future CSC meeting.
We have now closed the first call for submissions to this committee. There will be further opportunities for submission in 2018.
Please direct any enquiries to Jackie Chandler (Methods Co-ordinator).