Cochrane Standard Author Training: Edmonton, Canada

Location: University of Alberta
Organiser: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Knowledge Translation Platform

Why take this course?

You will learn the basic skills of conducting a Cochrane review (

Topics will include protocols, defining your question, literature searching, study selection, assessing bias, data and analysis, formulating conclusions, and a hands-on session with review management software.

This workshop is suitable for participants who:

• Have registered a review title about interventions, and are ready to begin writing a protocol;
• Have little or no experience in systematic reviews; or,
• Are experiencing difficulty defining the scope of their review.


1. Overview of Cochrane and Cochrane Systematic Reviews
2. Defining the Research Question and Developing a Protocol
3. Systematic Literature Searching
4. Study Selection
5. Critical Appraisal and Risk of Bias tool
6. Data extraction
7. Analysis (including meta-analysis) and Interpretation
8. GRADE Evidence & Findings Reviews
9. Review management software

**Participants will be required to bring a laptop for course work

Questions? Please email Kelli Buckreus at

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