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  • We seek nominations to fill two vacant positions on the new Cochrane Methods Executive, to start in September 2018 at the Edinburgh Colloquium.The new Methods Executive will take on more strategic responsibility supporting the Scientific Committee with its agenda, the Editorial Board on issues with methods implementation, and seeks to improve...
    June 20 2018
  • We are saddened to hear of the death of Professor Doug Altman, as reported in a Cochrane news item. Doug contributed to Cochrane methodology from the very early days of the organisation, and continued to work with many Cochrane colleagues until only a few days before his death. As a familiar and friendly face, and long-term convenor of the...
    June 20 2018
  • Cochrane Methods WorkshopsFive half-day Methods Workshops will be held on Saturday 15th September.  Brief descriptions of each workshop are listed below.  More information will be posted here as soon as it is available. Attendees will be required to sign-up for the symposium and pay for workshops when they register for the Colloquium....
    April 26 2018
  • David Moher Cochrane Methods Symposium: Bias and Beyondhosted by the Bias Methods GroupSaturday 15th September 2018, 1:30pm - 5:00pmOrganisers:Doug Altman †, Isabelle Boutron, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Matthew Page, Camilla HansenAfter many years as a co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, David Moher decided to step down from the...
    April 3 2018
  • Methods for Evaluating Medical Tests and Biomarkers (MEMTAB) 2018Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd July 2018Hotel Mitland Utrecht, the NetherlandsKeynote speakers include:Prof. Frank E. Harrell Jr - Vanderbilt University Nashville USADr. S. Byron - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)Prof. F.G.J. Cobelens - Academic...
    February 7 2018
  • A three day training course at the University of Birmingham, UK:  19-21 September 2018Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy 2018Jointly led by faculty from the University of Amsertdam, Netherlands and the University of Birmingham.The course is designed for individuals undertaking health technology assessment, health...
    February 6 2018
  • A series of papers published in Implementation Science this week provides guidance on how to apply the GRADE-CERQual approach. CERQual helps assess how much confidence to place in findings from qualitative evidence syntheses. This work received support from Cochrane to ensure greater rigor in Cochrane Reviews including a Qualitative Evidence...
    January 30 2018
  • The Cochrane Bias Methods Group was established in 2000 and is currently based at the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at Odense University Hospital in Denmark with Convenors and members from around the world. This year they have developed a strategy document for the convenorship to ensure that the group fulfils its aim and its capacity. The aim...
    December 8 2017
  • Statistics Methods Group  are pleased to announce the appointment of two new convenors, Anna Chaimani and Areti Angeliki (Argie) Veroniki.Prognosis Methods Group has a new co-ordinator. We welcome Anneke Damen, based at UMC Utrecht, Netherlands, who will be the first point of contact for the group.
    December 6 2017
  • A Cochrane funded (Methods Innovation Fund) project has developed guidance on when to consider regulatory data for inclusion in Cochrane Reviews. Regulatory data includes clinical study reports of trials and other studies, and any other relevant information provided to regulators by trial sponsors. This guidance is interim because we ultimately...
    October 1 2017

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