Methods Executive

The Methods Executive provides a leadership forum within Cochrane and ensures that all key methodological roles are able to meet and liaise. It provides an advisory role to the Editor in Chief and other Cochrane governance committees, as well as supporting the Methods Groups and wider methods community in Cochrane.  The Methods Executive is a conduit for communication and information flow between the Methods Group Convenors and the Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, Scientific Committee, Cochrane Council and Cochrane Central Executive. The Methods Executive has the following members:
  • Su Golder (Adverse Effects)
  • Julian Higgins (Senior Methods Advisor, Handbook Editor, Scientific Committee, Bias Methods Group) 
  • Miranda Langendam (Council Methods Representative)
  • Carol Lefebvre (Information Retrieval)
  • Tianjing Li (Comparing Multiple Interventions) 
  • Jo McKenzie (Statistics)
  • Carl Moons (Prognosis) 
  • Jane Noyes (Qualitative and Implementation, Scientific Committee)
  • Holger Schünemann (GRADEing)
  • Yemisi Takwoingi (Council Methods Representative) 
The current Co-Chairs of the Methods Executive are Carl Moons (Prognosis) and Holger Schünemann (GRADEing). There are three ex-officio roles: the Methods Implementation Coordinator (Ella Flemyng), the Senior Methods Editor (TBC) and the Head of the People Services Department (Chris Champion).