Common errors in summary of findings tables

Common errors in summary of findings tables

Rachel Richardson joined the Methods Support Unit in their March 2022 web clinic to discuss common errors in summary of findings tables.

Rachel Richardson is an Editor in Cochrane’s Evidence Production and Methods Directorate. As part of this role, Rachel works directly with the Cochrane Review Groups and Central Editorial Unit. This includes performing quality assurance checks on reviews prior to publication, proving content and methodological screening advice, troubleshooting, project management, and training in both methodological and editorial issues. 

Each month, Cochrane’s Methods Support Unit invites Cochrane Review authors, editors and staff to a 60-minute web clinic to discuss their methodological questions during the production of Cochrane Protocols and Reviews. 

The first half of the session is dedicated to a specific topic which has been requested by the audience or identified through the work of the Methods Support Unit. An invited speaker will present on the issue and there will be time for questions and discussion. In the second half of the session, audience members can discuss specific methodological questions they have about their Cochrane Protocols and Reviews (please submit these to the Methods Support Unit is advance here). Depending on the queries submitted, representatives from Cochrane’s Methods Group may be invited.  If you have any general questions about the clinics or would like to propose a topic, please contact us via

Please note: The sessions are recorded and shared via our website for those who can’t attend, meaning their contents will be stored in the public domain.