Cochrane Scientific Committee

The Cochrane Scientific Committee strengthens the scientific integrity and oversight of methodological practice within Cochrane.

This important Committee supports the Editor in Chief and the work of our Methods and Cochrane Review Groups, as well as colleagues working in our Centres and Fields across the world. We welcome the support and commitment of these thirteen colleagues. Members collectively bring a wealth of experience and expertise in methods development, and the conduct of systematic reviews with many receiving prestigious awards, honours and prizes for their work. They hold senior academic and clinical positions, produce highly cited, high impact, including seminal, published work. Members also have expertise in guidelines, awarding and managing grants, software development and support many other high level Committees and research organisations.  The Co-Chairs for the Cochrane Scientific Committee are Ana Marušić and Philippe Ravaud.

Ana is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. She is the founder and Research Coordinator of Cochrane Croatia.
 is Professor of Epidemiology at Paris Descartes University and adjunct professor at the Mailman School of Public Health (Columbia University, USA). He is the director of the INSERM-Paris Descartes Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research Center, Cochrane France and the French EQUATOR center.

The Cochrane Scientific Committee held their inaugural meeting on 18th May 2017 and in their first meeting began by considering new risk of bias assessment tools ('Risk of bias' 2.0 tool and ROBINS-I) and the long-standing debate around methods for repeat or sequential meta-analysis.

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