The Cochrane Scientific Committee (CSC) is a new body with responsibility for making scientific decisions about the implementation of new methods for Cochrane Reviews. This committee will build up an agenda of priority methods for future implementation. Cochrane members have the opportunity to submit methodological items for consideration by this committee. Examples of submitted items include methodological improvements or tool development, new methods, or methods offering different approaches.
Submissions should involve methods or methods related development deemed important to improve the quality and credibility of Cochrane Reviews, or methods Cochrane should employ, or does, but there are differences of opinion on approach. We will only need brief information at this stage for the CSC members to make a judgement about importance, value and priority to Cochrane and its future development. We will review all submissions to judge whether they are relevant before forwarding to the CSC. So, please do not assume your submission will be viewed by the CSC. We will respond to all submissions with the committee's decision and, may request further information and attendance at a future CSC meeting.
Please complete and submit a "Method of Interest Form". Supporting documents (up to 2MB) can be uploaded with this form.
Please direct any enquiries to Cochrane Methods.