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  • 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
  • Comparison of central adjudication of outcomes and onsite outcome assessment on treatment effect estimatesA recently published Methodology Review investigates the practice of recommending multicentre RCTs have a central adjudication committee, rather than relying on the outcomes reported by assessors at the local site, where the decision might be...
    May 25 2016
  • Tuesday 21st June 2016Ahead of Evidence Live (June 22-24th 2016) Tom Jefferson and Kamal Mahtani will be facilitating a workshop on the use of Regulatory Data in systematic reviews.  A flyer with more detailed information can be downloaded here.Tom will also be giving a free talk on Thursday June 23rd - Diary of a Tamiflu...
    May 6 2016
  • ROBINS-I was developed by members of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group and the Cochrane Non-Randomised Studies Methods Group supported by a grant from the Cochrane Methods Innovation Fund (2011).
    May 4 2016
  • 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

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