Developing the Cochrane Review implications for research section

Developing the Cochrane Review implications for research section

Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief in Cochrane, joined the Methods Support Unit in their February 2022 web clinic to discuss what to think about when writing an implications for research section in a Cochrane Review.

Toby has been Deputy Editor in Chief of The Cochrane Library since September 2019. He works closely with the Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser, to deliver the objectives and targets of the Cochrane's Evidence Production and Methods Department. Toby has been involved in Cochrane since 1999, when he worked in the Cochrane Airways Group. He has since delivered training for Cochrane authors, and been involved in the development of MECIR standards as well as PRISMA extensions for Harms, Abstracts, Individual Participant Data and Protocols. 


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.