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  • 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 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
  • 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: s.weir@keele.ac.ukThis two-day statistical course provides a detailed...
    January 23 2018
  • SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS OF QUANTITATIVE AND/OR QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE 2018 (SR2018)Three day Systematic Review Workshop, Leuven (Belgium), 28-30 March 2018The KU Leuven Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group and the Social Research Methodology Group organize a multi-disciplinary workshop designed to provide faculty, PhD, doctoral students,...
    December 8 2017
  • 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
  • Awarded to the principal author of the best oral and the best poster presentation addressing methodological issues related to systematic reviews. This award is usually given out at Cochrane Colloquia but for 2017 it was open to all eligible Summit authors.Tom Chalmers (1917-1995) was an outspoken advocate of randomised trials, whether at the...
    August 31 2017

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