Spotlight on Methods

Re-posted from the Cochrane Methods website on 9 December 2020 (Originally posted on 27 November 2020)

Each year, all 17 Cochrane Methods Groups prepare an Annual Report to record their main developments and achievements. This year, we are putting the Methods Groups and their contributions in the spotlight. 

This post focuses on Comparing Multiple Interventions (CMI). The CMI Methods Group covers methodology of network meta-analysis (NMA), and overviews of reviews. NMA, in the context of a systematic review, compares three or more interventions simultaneously using both direct evidence within studies and indirect evidence across studies. Overviews of reviews use explicit and systematic methods to search for and identify multiple systematic reviews on a similar topic for the purpose of extracting and analyzing their results across important outcomes. 

This year, the Group's highlight is: 


To find out more, click on the below, which will take you to the Group's summary report:

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A full overview of the outputs in methods research and development, best practice and guidance, methods implementation, as well as publications and other achievements from each of our 17 Methods Groups can be found via the links in the box below.  

Methods research and development

Best practice and methods guidance

Methods Groups Annual Highlight and Summary Reports

Methods implementation

Publications and other key achievements

Lastly, you can read the full narrative report for a summary of the key methodological developments in Cochrane over the past year.