Pain & Anaesthesia

Consumer peer review – PROTOCOL - Diclofenac for acute postoperative pain in children

Skills / interests: Consumer (public, patient, carer) input

The Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) is seeking a consumer reviewer for this new Cochrane protocol. Ideally we would like to find someone with relevant lived experience (e.g. a patient or carer), who would be interested in reviewing our new protocol and providing feedback.

A protocol is the plan to be followed in a review and clearly describes why the review is needed, what the review is about, and how the authors will go about developing the review. Cochrane Protocols are published so that people can comment on them before the actual Review has been carried out.

We forward all reviewers a copy of the draft protocol and a checklist for you to complete. We ask peer reviewers to submit courteous and constructive comments on the protocol that identify its weaknesses as well as suggestions for ways of improving it. We ask that you do not share the draft manuscript as it is confidential until the protocol is published on the Cochrane Library. We would normally expect the completed checklist to be returned within two weeks of you receiving the documents, but if this is not feasible, we can discuss an alternative date.

You can read the Cochrane Peer Review Policy here: https://community.cochrane.org/editorial-and-publishing-policy-resource/cochrane-review-management/cochrane-peer-review-policy.

Find out more about consumer reviewing for PaPaS on our website here: https://papas.cochrane.org/resources-consumers

We send a copy of the final published Protocol to all reviewers, along with all peer reviewer comments and the authors' responses. You will also have the opportunity to give your permission to be named in the Acknowledgements section of the published protocol and on the PaPaS website.

Ideal applicant

Ideally we would like to find someone with relevant lived experience (e.g. a patient or carer), who would be interested in reviewing our new protocol and providing feedback.

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