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Data cleaning in the Cochrane Register of Studies

Date and Location




Friday 20 September 2013 - 10:30 - 12:00
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author

Anna Noel-Storr

Contact person

Ruth Foxlee
Abstract text
Background:The Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) contains over 2 million records, and represents a vital data repository for Cochrane. It is also the mandatory mechanism for submitting records to CENTRAL. Objectives: To give an overview of the role of the Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS) in cleaning and enriching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL). The presentation examines how the CRS can help ‘clean up’ Specialised Registers from Cochrane groups and therefore CENTRAL. The elements of CRS functionality that will help facilitate data cleaning will be outlined. The audience will be encouraged to share their experiences and ideas, with the aim of developing more harmonised, uniform practices that will improve the quality of our global data set and ultimately drive, and improve the quality of Cochrane products. This oral session is aimed at users of the CRS and users of CENTRAL.