The Cochrane Scientific Committee met for the first time on the 18th May 2017. The Committee is a new body with responsibility for making scientific decisions about the implementation of new methods for Cochrane Reviews, and in their first meeting began by considering new risk of bias assessment tools ('Risk of bias' 2.0 tool and ROBINS-...
September 1 2017
A .pdf of the workshops held at the Global Evidence Summit can be viewed here(Please contact Louisa Dunn if you would like a workshop to be listed)
August 30 2017
The Scientific Committee call for agenda items is now closed.
August 10 2017
Cochrane GRADE workshop with two streams: Assessing confidence in evidence of effectiveness (GRADE) and in evidence from reviews of qualitative research (GRADE-CERQual)A successful training event led by Holger Schunemann and Claire Glenton provided up to date information on applying GRADE to both effectiveness reviews and reviews synthesizing...
June 27 2017
New Editorial Team StructureCochrane Reviews are used to inform healthcare and health policy internationally. These systematic reviews should consistently and reliably use the most appropriate and scientifically justified methods. These methods are described in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, which is updated and...
May 9 2017
We are pleased to announce Cochrane will fund two projects to support the implementation of Methods.We congratulate lead investigators Hilary Thomson and Carl Moons, and their colleagues.Hilary Thomson, Joint co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health of the MRC, CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow will lead a...
February 21 2017
Applications have now closed. Voting for the nominated candidates will begin soon. This webpage will be updated when voting opens.
December 12 2016
Abridged version of a Cochrane Methods editorial by Sally Hopewell, editor Methodology Review Group.Cochrane Methods has come of age. This the last paper issue as we move towards delivering content via an open access peer-reviewed, a Cochrane Methods section in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). As a section of the CDSR, it...
December 5 2016
Living Systematic Reviews are systematic reviews that are continually updated, incorporating new, relevant data as it becomes available.1 By retaining currency, and maintaining methodological rigor, they offer a tantalising opportunity to realise the original vision for Cochrane, to ‘include a library of trial overviews which will be updated when...
November 4 2016
An argument-based approach to aggregation of evidence involving multiple outcome indicators.October 11th 2016Computational models of argument are being developed to capture aspects of how we handle incomplete and inconsistent information through the use of argumentation.This webinar describes a novel approach to aggregating clinical evidence...
September 7 2016