The group was originally registered as the Cochrane Qualitative Research Methods Group in 2004. We advise the Cochrane Collaboration on policy related to the synthesis of qualitative evidence and the integration of qualitative evidence with Cochrane effect reviews.
In 2013, our remit evolved to include 'implementation' and our name changed to the Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group (CQIMG).
The core and elective functions of CQIMG include:
|Group core and elective functions. Elective functions marked with (*) are those which are monitored by the Cochrane Collaboration.|
Examples of how this is done:
Core: Providing policy advice*
Core: Serving as a forum for discussion*
Core: Ensuring that the Methods Group functions as part of The Cochrane Collaboration*
Elective: Providing training*.
Elective: Providing peer review - we are not currently monitored on this activity.
Elective: Providing specialist advice - we are not currently monitored on this activity.
Elective: Contributing to the Cochrane Methodology Register*
Elective: Conducting methodological research - we are not currently monitored on this activity.