How does the Methods Group contribute to Cochrane?

The Methods Group includes people who are involved or interested in the conduct of systematic reviews based on individual participant data (IPD), and contributes to Cochrane via the following functions:

Three core functions

  • Providing policy advice via the convenors
  • Serving as a forum for discussion
  • Ensuring that the Group functions interactively with Cochrane

and four elective functions

  • Providing training
  • Providing peer review (on the IPD elements of Cochrane Reviews)
  • Providing specialist advice (on IPD)
  • Conducting Cochrane methodology reviews (relevant to IPD topics)