Information Retrieval Methods Group
The Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group (Cochrane IRMG) achieved official registration with Cochrane on 16 November 2004. The Group aims to provide advice and support, to conduct research and to facilitate information exchange regarding the information retrieval activities of Cochrane. The emphasis will be on providing practical support for the development of information retrieval techniques and facilities for information searchers.
These pages were last updated by Bernadette Coles (Co-ordinator) in March 2023. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest Annual Meeting of the Information Retrieval Methods Group was held during the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh, UK in September 2018. A selection of project updates presented at the meeting can be found here.
The 2019 open annual meeting was due to be held in in Santiago, Chile, but unfortunately the 2019 Colloquium was cancelled due to unforeseen events.
Our 2020 open annual meeting has, like many other events, been cancelled along with the 2020 Colloquium due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Unfortunately the 2021 Colloquium has also been cancelled. Our next open meeting will be announced as soon as we are able to set a date.
The 2022 Colloquium due to be held in Toronto has been cancelled. Cochrane is exploring the role of the Colloquium going forward and will be holding a series of virtual meetings throughout the year.
Cochrane Methods Groups have been established to develop methodology and advise Cochrane on how the validity and precision of systematic reviews can be improved.
The Group aims to provide advice and support, to conduct research and to facilitate information exchange regarding methods to support the information retrieval activities of Cochrane.
Regularly updated evidence-based healthcare databases