Online Learning Modules for Cochrane Authors
The Online Learning Modules are part of a self-directed learning initiative of The Cochrane Collaboration. They provide an introduction to the core skills and methods required for new authors of Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions. The modules are intended to complement other learning opportunities such as face-to-face workshops and webinars, and the guidance provided in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.
Who has access to the modules?
The complete series of 12 modules is currently only available to registered Cochrane authors or contributors who have an Archie account. Click on the the button below to access the online learning modules by authenticating using your Archie/RevMan password.
The introductory module in the series on systematic reviews is open to everyone. Click on the button below to link directly to the module.
The OLMs comprise six new modules (released March 2013) plus updates to five of the modules that have been available to Cochrane authors since 2009.
The following modules are now available:
- Systematic reviews - an introduction (updated 2013) OPEN ACCESS
- Writing a Cochrane protocol (updated 2013)
- Searching for studies (published 2009 - not updated)
- Collecting data (updated 2013)
- Risk of bias (new 2013)
- Meta-analysis (updated 2013)
- Types of data (new 2013)
- Heterogeneity (updated 2013)
- Analysing data (new 2013)
- Interpreting results (new 2013)
- Health economics (new 2013)
- Writing abstracts and Plain Language Summaries (new 2013)
Who developed the modules?
The modules were developed by the UK Cochrane Centre in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, and funded jointly by The Cochrane Collaboration and the University of Portsmouth.
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