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Cochrane’s new review format: tell us what you think

Skills / interests: Copy-editing and proof-reading, Clinical peer review, PICO annotation, Data extraction, Guideline development, Summary of Findings tables, Dissemination / Knowledge Translation, Methodological peer review, Advocacy, Training or mentoring, Searching for evidence, Risk of Bias assessment, Statistical analysis, Screening and selecting studies, Using GRADE, Consumer (public, patient, carer) input, Data analysis and organisation

Let us know if you are interested in informing the design and features for the new format of Cochrane Reviews.  

We are particularly looking for people with the following perspectives: 

  1. Cochrane review or systematic review authors
  2. Cochrane editors and peer reviewers
  3. Guideline developers and policy makers
  4. Practitioners who interpret and apply Cochrane evidence in clinical or health-related settings
  5. Researchers who interpret and reuse Cochrane evidence in research settings (academic or other)
  6. Educators who interpret and reuse Cochrane evidence in lectures or training
  7. Consumers of Cochrane evidence (patients, carers, or the wider public)
  8. Librarians and / or information specialists
  9. Translators of Cochrane content 

What do you need to do? Please apply for this task and confirm (1) which of the above perspectives you bring (if multiple apply, please confirm them all), (2) your email address and (3) any areas of the new review format project that are of particular interest to you.

Please note, this is an expression of interest. Opportunities to inform the new format of Cochrane Reviews will begin in early 2023; some tasks may be small and some may be larger. Those who complete this form will be contacted when opportunities arise. Some may involve online focus groups, one-one-one short virtual calls, or written feedback through email or surveys. You can choose which you are able to do. Opportunities may include: 

  • Informing how changes will look on published Cochrane Reviews 
  • Informing changes to Cochrane authoring platform (RevMan)
  • Providing feedback on new guidance or templates 

For background, please watch this webinar recording on the new review format project in Cochrane (see the first 25 minutes for the main presentation). 

The next round of testing and feedback is towards the end of January and beginning of February, with a deadline of 22 January 2023 for expressing an interest. Other opportunities will be available in 2023 with updated deadlines.

Ideal applicant

Any of the following (1) Cochrane review or systematic review authors (2) Cochrane editors and peer reviewers, (3) guideline developers and policy makers (4) practitioners who interpret and apply Cochrane evidence in clinical or health-related settings (5) Researchers who interpret and reuse Cochrane evidence in research settings (academic or other) (6) Educators who interpret and reuse Cochrane evidence in lectures or training, or (7) Consumers of Cochrane evidence (patients, carers, or the wider public).

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the areas of the new review format project that are of particular interest for me are: reporting of the methods and results sections differences between protocol and review section

Default profile Silvia Minozzi - 3 weeks ago