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1st Annual Cochrane Lecture

1st Annual Cochrane Lecture
Sir Iain Chalmers,DSc
Coordinator, James Lind Initiative

Keeping systematic reviews up to date: a continuing challenge

Sir Iain Chalmers will show a film he recently made with Mark Starr demonstrating the Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials (ODPT – 1988-1993) and The Cochrane Collaboration Pregnancy and Childbirth Database (CCPC – 1993-1995), both of which were developed to provide the means for keeping systematic reviews up to date, and which the vast majority of people involved in The Cochrane Collaboration will never have heard of. These two publications were the predecessors of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. During his discussion Sir Chalmers will emphasize the need to meet the continuing challenge of keeping reviews up to date.