Cochrane Methods SymposiumIn 2017 David Moher stepped down as co-convenor of the Bias Methods Group. His contribution to Cochrane Methods will be acknowledged in a half-day symposium in the afternoon of Saturday September 15th 2018.Cochrane Methods WorkshopsFive half-day Methods Workshops will also be held on this date. Details and timing of each...
April 3 2018
A two-day training course at Keele University: 18th and 19th June, 2018STATISTICAL METHODS FOR EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS OF INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT DATALed by Dr Danielle Burke and Prof Richard D. RileyResearch Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, KEELE UNIVERSITYe-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis two-day statistical course provides a detailed...
February 26 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
The Cochrane Scientific Committee met for the first time on the 18th May 2017. The Committee is a new body with responsibility for making scientific decisions about the implementation of new methods for Cochrane Reviews, and in their first meeting began by considering new risk of bias assessment tools ('Risk of bias' 2.0 tool and ROBINS-...
September 1 2017
Welcome to the first annual report for Methods Groups and other methods-related activities in Cochrane. From 2010 to 2016 methods activity was reported in Cochrane Methods a supplement of the Cochrane Library (back issues). We stopped producing Cochrane Methods because we planned to publish peer reviewed methods articles with other related...
August 31 2017