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  • A 'state of the art' series of open-access papers on the use, impact and reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analysis based on individual participant data (IPD) have been published. In an era when greater access to trial data is likely to lead to an increase in the number of IPD meta-analyses undertaken, they provide key information for...
    February 15 2016
  • The Cochrane Steering Group has approved the registration of a new Rapid Reviews Methods Group. The group is coordinated by both the Ottawa Methods Centre based at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and Cochrane Austria.  Chantelle Garritty is the Group's contact convenor. The Cochrane Rapid...
    January 6 2016
  • We are delighted to announce that an overview of the CERQual approach has just been published in PLOS Medicine.Link to paper hereFollowing from this overview paper the coordinating team is currently working on a series of papers which will provide practical 'how-to' guidance for each component, for undertaking an overall assessment and for...
    November 3 2015
  • Cochrane Methods is published annually and is a supplement to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  Reporting on methodological developments and related research within Cochrane this year’s Cochrane Methods includes a pesonal message to the Cochrane Methods community from David Tovey the Editor-in-Chief.September...
    September 23 2015
  • Why do we need Evidence-Based Methods in Cochrane Reviews?Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University presented on "Increasing value, reducing waste in research: a role for meta-epidemiology"Co-chairs: Professor Mike Clarke and Dr Jo McKenzie (Read the recently published full editorial on the Cochrane Library)This year’s methods...
    June 25 2015
  • The MIF was established in 2012 to fund methodological research.  Historically the evaluation of research methods is an area which struggles to obtain funding. The 2015 Methods Symposium will spotlight the importance of knowing the uncertainties within and limits of the methods we use so that we can measure how they affect review...
    June 25 2015
  • Submitted by The Quality and Implementation Methods GroupInterventions to increase the use of electronic health information by health care practitioners to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes. Full citationFiander M, McGowan J, Grad R, Pluye P, Hannes K, Labrecque M et al. (2015). Interventions to increase the use of...
    June 25 2015
  • Collaborative research between the Bias Methods Group and the Non-Randomised Studies Group has led to the development of a risk of bias assessment tool (ACROBAT-NRSI).Further information can be found here riskofbias.info
    June 25 2015

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