Cochrane Workshop:

Introduction to writing a Cochrane systematic review

Wed Nov 30 to Fri Dec 2, 2016 - Westmead, Sydney

This three-day workshop is designed for authors of intervention reviews who wish to follow Cochrane methods. The workshop provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the methods required to write a protocol and get started on the review.

The workshop is suitable for people with little or no experience in systematic reviews who have identified a topic and are either already working on or are about to start working on a review.

Day 1 focuses on writing the protocol and covers defining the question, eligibility criteria, searching for studies, and assessing the risk of bias (critical appraisal) of included studies.

Day 2 continues with a risk of bias practical, an introduction to meta-analysis and the common data types encountered in systematic reviews, and how to use Cochrane’s review support and authoring tools (RevMan and Covidence),

Day 3 examines how to recognise more complex study designs and data types, and how to explore and interpret results.

Introductory workshops are usually run around five times each year in different cities. Click here to see the schedule and register online. To register for this workshop, authors should have identified the topic for their review and registered the title (or be in the process of registering) with a Cochrane Review Group. This workshop is provided free of charge to Cochrane authors thanks to core funding from the Australian Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council.