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  • 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
  • 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 2015We are...
    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

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