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    7.5 Alternative editorial processes

    There is a fast-track editorial process, for experienced author teams, where the editorial tasks are managed centrally in collaboration with the review group. Cochrane are currently piloting Living Systematic Reviews. LSRs are systematic reviews that are ...
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    Appendix 7. Example of the structure of a search strategy for a Cochrane review (CENTRAL)

    Example of the structure of a search strategy for a Cochrane review (CENTRAL) Helmets for preventing head and facial injuries in bicyclists Sets 1-3 are the  MeSH terms & text  words [words found in the TITLE or  ABSTRACT of a record]  for the  popula ...
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    1. Role of a Cochrane Information Specialist

    Cochrane Information Specialists (CIS) undertake different roles according to their Cochrane Entities' structure. In the majority of Review Groups the CIS's main responsibility is identifying controlled trials for inclusion in Cochrane systemati ...
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    6.4 Providing search results to review authors

    Most CIS will provide authors with the results of the searches for their reviews. Some will provide the raw results from each database searched, others will deduplicate them, while others will put the results into Studies and References in RevMan and prov ...
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    12. PICO Annotation

    This chapter is an overview or introduction to PICO Annotation. For full and more detailed guidance it is necessary to consult the Annotation Knowledge Base space in Confluence. For general questions and discussion you should use our #annotation channel i ...
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    3. The Cochrane Register of Studies (CRS)

    The CRS is a web-based data repository and management system, developed for Cochrane. The specialised trials registers maintained by CISs are stored and managed within the CRS. It is a ‘meta-register’ of all the trials identified by Cochrane. The CRS web ...
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    3.5 Using the CRS to find clinical trials

    The CRS can assist in clinical trial discovery. Records are fed into the CRS from several different sources. One route is the specialised registers maintained by all the groups, and all Cochrane information specialists can search the trials registers of o ...
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    3.7 Help with using the CRS

    Help with using the CRS is available from within the CRS itself, by clicking on "Help" in the top right hand corner of the toolbar. Guidance on how to format records according to HarmoniSR is also available from within the CRS, click on "Gu ...
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    4. Maintaining and developing a Specialised Register

    The aim of searching for Specialised Registers (SR) is to identify as many studies that are relevant to the Group’s scope as possible. Detailed information about the design and structure of search strategies for identifying studies for Cochrane reviews, a ...
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    4.1 Designing a scope or generic search

    Many CISs design, run, check and evaluate scope search strategies (sometimes called generic search strategies), which are very broad and are designed to capture all trial reports within the Group’s scope. If a Group's generic searches need to be desi ...