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 September 2023. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The last open annual meeting of the Information Retrieval Methods Group was held during the Cochrane Colloquium in London, UK in September 2023.
A selection of project updates presented at the London and previous IRGM meetings can be found here
The 2019 open annual meeting was due to be held in Santiago, Chile, but unfortunately the 2019 Colloquium was cancelled due to unforeseen events.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Colloquium has also been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 Colloquium due to be held in Toronto, Canada has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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