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    An introduction to Consumer involvement in systematic reviews

    This guide, which has been prepared by the Cochrane Consumer Network, gives an overview of the Consumer role in Cochrane, together with an introduction to the strucutre of a systematic review, and a prompt sheet and checklist for Consumers when considerin ...
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    Cochrane Standards for preparing Plain Language Summaries

    Every Cochrane systematic review includes a short summary of its findings in plain language. This document provides draft standards for these summaries to support those involved in writing and editing Plain Language Summaries.  These standards have been d ...
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    Conflict of interest and Cochrane Reviews

    Conflict of interest is an important consideration in health care research, but sometimes it is not easy to discern what constitutes a conflict of interest. Cochrane has therefore put together a detailed explanation to help authors, editors, and peer revi ...
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    Translating critical appraisal of a manuscript into meaningful peer review

    Critical appraisal of biomedical literature is an important skill for systematic review authors. Cochrane Protocols and Reviews are also a part of biomedical literature and as such are subject to scrutiny of peer reviewers. This resource is an online cour ...
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    Peer review training modules for dietitians

    As an expert in a field of health care, you may be invited to peer review a Cochrane Protocol or Review. But how to do it? This resource has been developed by Cochrane Canada to increase the involvement of dietitians in the Cochrane peer-review process, b ...
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    The EASE science editors' handbook

    European Association of Science Editors (EASE) has produced a handbook for anyone working in the field of editing, either in print, or digitally.  This resource is the second edition of the handbook, which includes a wide range of subjects, including all ...
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    BMJ training package for peer reviewers

    The BMJ is an international medical journal that has developed a training package for its peer reviewers. Much of the material provided in the package relates to the general art of peer review, so it can be useful for peer-reviewers of Cochrane Protocols ...
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    EQUATOR Network toolkit for editors

    EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the reliability and value of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting, primarily through the use of robust reporting guidelines. This resource ...
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    How to peer review a manuscript: a JCE guide

    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  (JCE), a leading periodical in its field, has published an article detailing the process of peer reviewing a scholarly manuscript. This resource provides a step-by-step guide on how to review a manuscript. The guide prese ...
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    Editorial peer review for improving the quality of reports of biomedical studies

    Peer review is claimed to have a pivotal role in ensuring quality of scientific research. But, is there any evidence of the effect of editorial peer review on the quality of study reports in biomedical journals? This resource is a Cochrane Review that dea ...

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