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[Core] Part 1 - Using MECIR standards in the interpretation and presentation of results in Cochrane Reviews of interventions

Date and Location

Session: 

W3.02

Date: 

Sunday 22 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00

Location

Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Toby Lasserson

Facilitators

Toby Lasserson
Marialena Trivella
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country

First name

Jackie

Last name

Chandler

Affiliation and Country

The Cochrane Collaboration

First name

Rachel

Last name

Churchill

Affiliation and Country

The Cochrane Collaboration

First name

David

Last name

Tovey

Affiliation and Country

The Cochrane Collaboration

First name

Julian

Last name

Higgins

Affiliation and Country

University of Bristol
Target audience

Target audience

CRG editorial base staff, review authors, Cochrane editors

Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?

Open

Level of knowledge required

Any
Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Training
Abstract text

Abstract

Objectives: To provide participants with practical guidance on applying MECIR standards in the reporting of Cochrane Reviews of interventions. Description: This workshop will focus on the application of the Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Review (MECIR) standards. Participants will be encouraged to draw on their own experience of review or editorial processes. The workshop will comprise three parts: • A background presentation on the development of the current set of standards for the interpretation and presentation of results. • Practical small group exercises involving the use of standards. The exercise will involve discussion of various sections of text which are typically seen in Cochrane Reviews. The groups will be given examples where the optimal approach to review reporting are well-established, as well as areas where there is less consensus and more than one approach is justifiable. • A discussion of strategies to improve uptake and familiarity with the standards and consider different ways in which they can be applied in evaluating reviews and reporting of results. We intend that participants will gain knowledge of the standards and how they can be incorporated in to the evaluation of reporting.