Methods Symposium organised by the Bias Methods Group
The Bias Methods Group hosted the methods symposium at the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh. The symposium was held at 15 September from 13.30 to 17.00.
Doug Altman (died 3rd June 2018), Isabelle Boutron, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Matthew Page, Camilla Hansen
After many years as a co-convenor of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, David Moher decided to step down from the leadership in 2017. The Bias Methods Group and wider methods community wish to thank David for his hard work and valuable contribution to methods research.
The Cochrane Methods Symposium provided an ideal opportunity to celebrate his contribution to methods research and to pause and reflect on the status of methods research today. We intended to recognise David’s very considerable impact on research synthesis methodology while also looking forward to provide an overview of selected hot topics within methods research relevant for the broader Cochrane community.
Web-CONSORT – active implementation of reporting guidelines
Semi-automation in evidence production: introducing Screen For Me
Towards PRISMA 2019: updating a list of essential reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Predatory journals: overview of the new kid on the block and implications for Cochrane reviews
Rapid reviews: ongoing research and next steps
Living network meta-analysis. Improving evidence synthesis and beyond
Cherry picking results: Effects on clinical trial reports and systematic reviews
In systematic reviews we trust? Developing GRADE for overviews of reviews