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
Cochrane needs, as per the Methods Structure and Function Review, to separate two principle methods functions as methods research, evaluation and development is a separate task from providing methods support to CRGs and Centres etc. The former largely drives Methods Groups (research networks with people working to their own research agenda...
September 5 2016
The Society for Research Synthesis Methodology presents awards to Cochrane ContributorsThe Society for Research Synthesis Methodology supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis. At their 2016 Annual Meeting, held in Florence, Italy from 11-13 July, the Society recognized the important...
August 3 2016
Epidemiology and Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews of Biomedical Research: A Cross-Sectional StudyPLOS Medicine publish an up-to-date, cross-sectional study investigating the epidemiological and reporting characteristics of systematic reviews (SRs) from Page and colleagues and include Cochrane Reviews. A random sample of SRs...
May 25 2016