Cochrane Workshop - Introduction to Cochrane Methodology
The workshop is organised in collaboration with the Unit of Primary Health Care, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Venue details will be announced later on Cochrane Sweden's website.
Participant criteria: The workshop is primarily aimed at PhD students with an interest in healthcare research but is also open for anyone to join. The level is basic and prior experience from conducting systematic reviews is not a requirement.
Registration deadline: Register online before 5th of January 2019
The workshop is free.
Objectives: The workshop will provide an introduction on practical and methodological issues of how to prepare a Cochrane systematic review of the effects of interventions. Topics will include;
- How to register a Cochrane title
- Research question and PICO
- Structure and importance of the protocol
- Search strategy
- Introduction to Cochrane tools (RevMan and Covidence)
- Interpretation of results and metaanalysis
- Risk of bias assessment
- Callenges that evidence-based medicine is facing
Format: The workshop will use a combination of lectures, small group learning based on worked examples, and plenary discussion. Participants will also be provided with a short reading list in advance of the workshop. The workshop will be taught in English.