Methodology

Help develop Cochrane guidance for assessing risk of bias in non-randomised studies of interventions

Skills / interests: Risk of Bias assessment

Methodological skills / interests: Bias, Non-randomised studies for Intervention reviews

Cochrane’s Methods Support Unit has developed guidance on conducting and reporting risk of bias assessments for non-randomised trials of interventions and we need your help!

We are looking for feedback on the usability and helpfulness of this guidance. It follows a similar structure to the Risk of Bias 2 Cochrane Review Starter Pack. To submit feedback, either comment on the attached document and/or answer these questions:

  • Is there anything in the guidance that’s unclear?
  • Is there anything missing in the guidance, e.g., other guidance, training or resources you’re aware of?
  • Are the protocol and review checklists understandable and would they be useful in your role (please specify if you are an author, editor or other role)?
  • Any other comments that would help authors or editors?

This guidance is from one of the five public health intervention review methods projects initiated as part of the work to tackle common challenges faced by Cochrane authors and editors. More details and background information are available here.

If you have any questions about this guidance or project, or wish to submit an annotated version of the attached document, please contact Kerry Dwan, Methods Support Unit Lead and Statistical Editor (kdwan@cochrane.org).

Ideal applicant

Expertise and experience in using non-randomised studies of interventions in systematic reviews and/or using the ROBINS-I (Risk Of Bias In Non-randomised Studies of Interventions) tool.

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