Cochrane Method or Tool of Interest Form

Please complete and submit this "Method or Tool Interest Form". Submissions will be triaged by the Methods Executive and if applicable, will be escalated to the Scientific Committee. This form records essential information to enable consideration by either group. We will acknowledge receipt of submission. Following assessment of your submission you will receive notification on further action or their position. The Methods Implementation Manager will liaise with you if further information and supporting evidence is required.

Person completing this form
List all Cochrane groups and entities with which you are affiliated using separate rows.
List all lead researchers or developers, if known, using separate rows.
Briefly detail why you think Cochrane should consider the method or tool and how you envision it being used in Cochrane Reviews. Please state whether your proposal is to replace an existing method or if it is to be used in parellel with current methods. Please state if you are seeking Cochrane’s approval, endorsement, mandate or other (<200 words).
Briefly detail which Methods Groups you have been in contact with and describe the level of collaboration and any support for the development of your proposal, if any. A list of the Methods Groups can be found here (<200 words).
Briefly describe the aims and objectives of the method or development (<200 words).
Briefly describe the key features of the method or development or methodological problem. Please state whether the method should be applied in standard Cochrane Reviews, specific types of reviews or whether more experimental (<300 words).
Briefly highlight any potential implementation considerations you envision, including, but not limited to; developments to Cochrane systems or tools, e.g. RevMan functionality or integration; specific requirement for publications and how it’s visualised; whether it generates large datasets, how these should be managed and whether they should be published; and requirements for training authors, editors and/or peer reviewers, etc.   
If applicable, please list primary references. You can upload unpublished documents, such as proof of performance, details of testing or piloting, information on the acceptability of the method or tool, or other guidance using the link below.
Files must be less than 2 MB. Allowed file types: html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: html, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx.