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Information Retrieval Methods.

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 September 2020 contact her at colesbm @cardiff.ac.uk

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 unforseen events.

Our 2020 open annual meeting has, like many other events been cancelled, along with the 2020 Colloquium due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

 

General information

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.

 

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