Posted on 1 October 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator)We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand-new edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Version 6). After substantive updates since the first published edition by Julian Higgins and Sally Green in 2008, Version 6 is now freely...
October 1 2019
Posted on 2 September 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator)The Cochrane Methods Executive is delighted to invite you to the ‘2019 Methods Symposium: Developing robust review protocols with increasingly diverse evidence’ on Monday 21 October 2019 in Santiago, Chile (day before the Colloquium proper). There is no fee for...
September 2 2019
Posted on 22 August 2019 by Ella Flemyng (Methods Implementation Coordinator, Cochrane).Update on 25 September 2019: * a third Cochrane Review that used CSRs was bought to our attention and this has been added to the post.In January 2018, the FDA announced a pilot aimed at enhancing the transparency of the Agency's drug approval process and...
August 22 2019
Posted on 9 August 2019 (originally posted on Cochrane Community on 7 August 2019).The Cochrane Methodology Review 'Financial conflicts of interest in systematic reviews: associations with results, conclusions, and methodological quality' has recently published. We talked to lead author Camilla Hansen, University of Southern Denmark, to learn what...
August 9 2019
Posted 6 August 2019.The ‘CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised crossover trials’ published last month in The BMJ (the original CONSORT 2010 Statement can be found here). Leading a team of researchers on this work was Dr Kerry Dwan, Statistical Editor from the Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department, who is the first author on the...
August 6 2019
Re-posted on 26 July 2019 (originally posted on Cochrane Community).Here at Cochrane we are delighted to hear that Professor Julian Higgins has received the 2019 Extraordinary Service Award at the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology 2019 Annual Meeting.The Extraordinary Service Award (also called the Shadish Award) is named for Professor...
July 26 2019
Posted 22 July 2019We seek nominations to a vacant position on the Cochrane Methods Executive, to start in October 2019 at the Santiago Colloquium. Please note the deadline is *Friday 23 August 2019*.What is the Methods Executive? The Methods Executive provides a leadership forum and general oversight on key methodological roles and methods-...
July 21 2019
Following a consultation meeting on using clinical study reports in Cochrane Reviews, held on 16 May 2019, Ella Flemyng, Methods Implementation Coordinator at Cochrane, shares details and the minutes from the meeting, as well as highlight plans for taking the project forward in Cochrane. A recent Cochrane Methods Innovation Funded (MIF)...
June 20 2019
Following the development of the Risk of Bias 2 (RoB 2) tool, Cochrane will be rolling it out on new reviews in 2020. Here, Ella Flemyng, Methods Implementation Coordinator at Cochrane, highlights plans for the implementation of RoB 2 in Cochrane. Posted on 21 June 2019.Our confidence in the results of research studies is affected by how they...
May 7 2019
Do you want to see a new method or tool being used in Cochrane reviews? The Cochrane Scientific Committee request methodological items from the community to discuss for future implementation - full details & how to submit here:
February 26 2019