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  • 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 - 5:30pmOrganisers: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
  • 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...
    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

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