Methods in Cochrane

The world of evidence synthesis is constantly changing and developing, just as the needs of decision-makers are becoming more complex and sophisticated. Cochrane needs to ensure that the reviews it produces utilise current best practices in research synthesis, and that they address the known priorities of decision-makers. To achieve this, Cochrane needs to evaluate methodological enhancements as they arise to decide whether or not to incorporate them within reviews.

The Methods Executive is responsible for overseeing the assessment of new methods or tools for Cochrane Reviews. These pages include details on how members of the community can propose changes to methods or tools used in Cochrane, along with details on submissions to - and recommendations from - the Methods Executive.